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Wales and Borders award

Author: Peter Kingsbury - Published At: Wed 27 of Jun, 2018 22:25 BST - (1728 Reads)
Wales
Power to award rail franchises in Wales was devolved to the Welsh Government in 2017. This power has been used for the first time to award the Wales and Borders passenger franchise to Keolis and partner Amey to operate the franchise from October 2018 to 2033. New Stadler tram-train to be procured for South Wales Metro, including street running to a new station named ‘Flourish’ in Cardiff Bay – image from Transport for Wales presentation.

New Swansea Bay metro?

Author: Julian Langston - Published At: Mon 06 of Nov, 2017 13:23 GMT - (3594 Reads)
Wales
A revolutionary idea for a metro linking Swansea with its surrounding towns has been unveiled by Professor Mark Barry of Cardiff University. New lines and stations could make new rail services possible, supported by buses feeding in at stations like Llanelli and Gowerton.

South Wales Metro

Author: Peter Kingsbury - Published At: Thu 28 of Sep, 2017 11:33 BST - (5356 Reads)
Wales
The Welsh Government is seeking visionary proposals for a South Wales Metro from bidders for the Wales and Borders rail franchise. The new operator is expected to also take responsibility for the infrastructure on the core Valley Lines, on which services may no longer use pure diesel traction. The map shows the integrated services for which the operator may take responsibility, which may be provided by rail, light rail or bus.

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