The Welsh Government received devolved control for the procurement and management of Wales and Borders contract for the first time in 2018. The new contract is being managed by Transport for Wales, a not for profit company wholly owned by the Welsh Government, with the rail services contract being operated by Keolis and Amey under the Transport for Wales Rail Services branding.
The new rail services contract will run for 15 years and sets out an ambitious £5 billion investment programme, which includes:
- Delivery of the South Wales Metro
- £800 million investment in trains
- £194 million to modernise 247 stations and build five new Metro stations
- 285 extra services Monday to Friday
- 294 extra Sunday Services
This investment will see 172 kilometres of line electrified, 95% of journeys taking place on new trains and more than 600 new jobs created.
A central part of the project is the development of the South Wales Metro which aims to grow the network through new services, routes and stations to connect population centres that are, at present, poorly served by regional public transport.
For more information visit the Transport for Wales website