Rail in the Wales and the West conference

TRANSPORT FOR Wales has ambitious fleet plans to transform services across the Wales and Borders franchise, outlined by TfW’s Rolling Stock Manager Andrew Gainsbury.

New and cascaded fleets are being introduced across the network and play a pivotal role in the South Wales Metro. The Core Valley Lines north of Cardiff are now in TfW ownership, and a combination of smart electrification and battery operation by new Stadler fleets will eliminate diesel operation on these routes, with more frequent services including four trains per hour to the tops of the Valleys.

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