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Pony express? Not this train, sir

Published 18/05/2011 | 11:53

A rail passenger - with his pony - attempts to board the 1902 train service from Wrexham to Holyhead on Saturday (Arriva Trains Wales)
A rail passenger - with his pony - attempts to board the 1902 train service from Wrexham to Holyhead on Saturday (Arriva Trains Wales)
CCTV footage of a passenger attempting to buy a train ticket for himself and his pony (Arriva Trains Wales)

A rail passenger attempted to board a train with his pony but station staff said "neigh".

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The commuter arrived at the station in North Wales and tried to buy a ticket for himself and the animal for the 7.02pm service from Wrexham to Holyhead.

Despite being told that large animals were not allowed in the carriages, he put the pony into a lift and took it down to the platform.

It is not known why he wanted to transport the animal on the train.

The man eventually left the station - with his pony - when he was denied permission to board the service.

Arriva Trains Wales has released CCTV of the incident, which took place last Saturday.

A spokeswoman said: "We allows dogs and small animals to travel on board trains.

"All animals, except dogs, must be conveyed within a fully-enclosed basket or pet carrier with dimensions not exceeding 85cm x 60cm x 60cm.

"Large animals, including horses and ponies, which may pose a risk to the general public, are not permitted to travel."

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