Strike action which would have caused the cancellation of all Arriva Trains Wales services for 48 hours has been called off at the eleventh hour.
Drivers in the ASLEF and RMT unions were due to walk out on Thursday and Friday (November 12 and 13) in a dispute over pay, but progress in last-ditch talks today means industrial action has been averted.
A spokesperson for RMT said: “After important progress in last minute talks with RMT and ASLEF, and after careful consideration by the union’s executive, we have agreed to suspend the strike action due to start on Arriva Trains Wales at midnight to allow for further discussions.
"Members have been instructed to work normally."
Arriva Trains Wales would have cancelled all its services if the action had gone ahead.
But they confirmed today that they aim to operate a normal service on all routes on Thursday and Friday.
"Please note there may be the possibility of some minor service recovery issues on Thursday 12 November," a spokesman added.