Tags: Transport for Wales

First South Wales Metro tram-train arrives at new depot

The South Wales Metro has taken another important step forward with the arrival of the first brand new tram-train to Transport for Wales’ (TfW) new depot in Taff’s Well. The Class 398 tram-train was delivered by road to the new Taff’s Well depot overnight on Tuesday 21 March. The tram-trains have been built by leading […]

New waiting shelters installed across the Wales and Borders network

Twenty five brand new waiting shelters are being installed across the Wales and Borders network as part of Transport for Wales’ on-going investment in station improvements. The fully accessible shelters will replace a number of old metal and brick ones across the network, with feedback from customers playing a key role in helping to guide […]

First brand new Transport for Wales trains unveiled

The first of Transport for Wales’ (TfW) brand new £800m fleet of trains was officially launched by Lesley Griffiths MS at a ceremony in North Wales yesterday (26 January). Built in Wales by leading train manufacturer CAF, the 77 (51 two-car and 26 three-car) new Class 197 trains will become the backbone of TfW’s services […]

Line closure between Abercynon and Merthyr Tydfil as South Wales Metro Building Continues

Transport for Wales (TfW) is continuing to move forward with the building of the South Wales Metro with major works being undertaken across the Core Valley Lines (CVL). From Tuesday 11 October to Thursday 3 November 2022, the railway line between Abercynon and Merthyr Tydfil will be closed to allow heavy engineering works to take […]

Transport for Wales working with local community to plant trees across Merthyr Tydfil

New trees will be planted in areas across Merthyr Tydfil through a new community partnership between Transport for Wales (TfW), The Good Friendship Group and The Engine House, Dowlais, and the volunteers of St Davids Church Merthyr. The Good Friendship Group, along with St Davids Church group, are volunteers undertaking work to support older people […]

Transport for Wales completes Class 153 refurbishment

Transport for Wales (TfW) is celebrating the completion of work to refurbish its fleet of Class 153 railcars, providing better facilities for customers throughout the Wales and Borders network. The last two units rolled out of Chrysalis Rail’s Landore works in June with a fully refurbished interior, including accessible toilet facilities, recovered seats and renewed […]

Transport for Wales embarks on an environmental mission with communities

Nine areas across Wales are set to benefit from £100,000 of funding to enhance nature at new and existing woodlands. Transport for Wales (TfW) is collaborating with communities and partners on the Coed Cymunedol (Community Woodlands) project supporting the creation, enhancement and management of new and existing woodlands in Wales. TfW and 11 community partners […]

TfW completes Class 158 refurbishment work

Transport for Wales (TfW) is celebrating the completion of work to refurbish its fleet of Class 158 long-distance trains. Work has been ongoing at Arriva TrainCare’s facility in Crewe since the start of 2020 to refurbish the fleet of 24 trains, which operate on routes throughout the Wales and Borders network, including the Cambrian Line […]

Life-saving defibrillators now at train stations across Wales and the borders

Work has begun to install more than 200 life-saving defibrillators at Transport for Wales railway stations across Wales and the borders. Coinciding with ‘Defibruary’ – a month-long campaign by the Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust to raise awareness of the importance of defibrillators – the first phase of the programme will see them placed into […]