Here we outline our policies for Twitter and Facebook.
Our social media accounts are monitored between the hours of 07:00 – 20:00 Monday to Friday 08:00-20:00 Saturday, and 11:00 – 20:00 on Sunday.
Ask us a question, give us your feedback on our service, make a suggestion for improvements, get information about how our trains are running, and read information about what we're up to.
Our Customer Relations team manages our social media accounts.
We review these policies from time to time.
Please check this page periodically to make sure you are aware of any changes.
We want to encourage an honest but polite and respectful conversation on social media. To help make this happen, please bear in mind the following:
- Don't write anything discriminatory, racist, abusive, obscene, inflammatory, or unlawful
- Don't write anything defamatory about another person or organisation
- Avoid talking about open court cases or police investigations
- Don't use copyrighted material without the owner's permission
- Don't use this forum for self-promotion or commercial gain
To maintain a safe and welcoming environment for others, we may ask users to stop sending messages and remove or report posts or comments that break these rules. We may report patterns of disruptive activity or block or ban users where we deem it necessary.
Make social a nice place to be:
Aim to be fair, truthful and accurate
- Be respective of other people's reputations and opinions
- Refrain from posting pictures of staff without consent
- Be gentle and constructive when pointing out someone else's error or misinterpretation
- Don't spam others - it makes it hard to have a real conversation
- Remember that our posts are written by our staff, who are real people.
These rules apply to the official Transport for Wales Rail account at https://twitter.com/tfwrail
We actively monitor our Twitter accounts during hours of operations however we are unable to respond to all individual tweets. We try to answer all relevant and appropriate questions directed at our feed.
To report a crime on the railway, contact the British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016
What to expect
If you follow us, you can expect content covering some or all of the following during our opening times:
- Live travel information, including updates on incidents which may affect your journey or the transport system more widely
- Alerts about public transport updates, travel or traffic information, news, safety messages, videos on YouTube, links to more information and links to transport related online tool
- Invitations to provide feedback on specific issues
- Updates during a critical incident – our website should be your definitive source for information during a crisis
- News and information related to transport and travel across our network and the wider
- Promotional materials regarding our fares and journeys
Our Twitter account
@TfWRail Our primary account
Our Comment Policy
We want to encourage an honest and forthright but polite and respectful conversation on Twitter. You can help make that happen by following our house rules.
@Replies and direct messages
We welcome feedback and ideas from all our followers, and will join the conversation where we can contribute something useful. However, we are not able to reply individually to every message we receive via Twitter.
The team reads all @replies and Direct Messages and ensures that any emerging themes or helpful suggestions are passed to the relevant people.
We do not recognise Twitter as a forum for making formal complaints, but we do monitor feedback received via this method as a way to drive continuous improvement. If you do make a complaint via Twitter, you will be directed to make a formal complaint by calling or writing to us. Full information on how to get in touch and make a complaint is available at our contact us page.
Our staff are important to us and we do everything we can to respect their privacy. Therefore, we won’t discuss complaints about staff on social media. If you wish to give us feedback on any of our staff, please contact Customer Relations. All complaints will be properly investigated and a response sent to you when concluded.
We will actively monitor our Twitter accounts during hours of operation which are stated in the account profile.
Twitter may occasionally be unavailable and we accept no responsibility for lack of service due to Twitter downtime.
These house rules and policy apply to the official Transport for Wales Rail Facebook page at facebook.com/RheilfforddTrC.TfWRail
Our Customer Relations team actively check and monitor our Facebook feed during operational hours, and try to answer all relevant and appropriate questions directed at our feed.
Facebook is a great way for us to tell you about offers and updates but we do not recognise the platform as a forum for making formal complaints, although we do monitor feedback received via this method as a way to drive improvement. If you do make a complaint via Facebook, you will be directed to make a formal complaint by calling or writing to us. Full information on how to get in touch and make a complaint is available at our contact us page.
Comments and posts
We welcome feedback and ideas from all of our followers, and will join the conversation where we can contribute something useful. However, we are not able to reply individually to every message we receive via Facebook.
The team reads all messages and ensures that any emerging themes or helpful suggestions are passed to the relevant department.
We reserve the right to remove posts which are false, defamatory or insulting, to be determined at our discretion.