All Transport for Wales Rail articles – Page 2

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    Rail Business UK

    Transport for Wales to hold virtual innovation showcase

    2020-06-26T05:00:00Z

    UK: Eight early/mid-stage start-ups are to participate in a virtual demo day on YouTube at 13.30 on June 29 where they will present innovations developed as part of the Lab by Transport for Wales programme. This replaces a live demo day which had been planned before ...

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    Welsh Government announces £65m Emergency Measures Agreement

    2020-06-04T07:00:00Z

    UK: The Welsh Government is to provide up to £65m over the next six months through an Emergency Measures Agreement to ensure that Wales Borders passenger services can continue to operate. This will also ensure key infrastructure projects can be delivered, and fund free ...

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    Stadler orders ABB traction and energy storage technology

    2020-05-31T05:00:00Z

    EUROPE: So far this year Stadler has awarded ABB orders worth more than US$180m to provide traction systems and battery energy storage for locomotives and trainsets to be supplied to operators in Europe and North America. This total includes customised electrical equipment for the 71 multiple-units ...

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    Wabtec Rail to overhaul Class 158 DMUs

    2020-04-17T06:00:00Z

    UK: Leasing company Angel Trains has awarded Wabtec Rail a contract to undertake the C4 overhaul of 40 Class 158 diesel multiple-units. The contract includes 24 two-car units operated by Transport for Wales. These require a full vehicle and bogie C4 overhaul, which will begin in ...

  • Transport for Wales has worked with technology company One Big Circle Ltd to fit trains with ‘smart’ cameras designed to automatically record, analyse and report lineside vegetation risks.
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    Automated vegetation monitoring technology deployed in train cabs

    2020-04-10T06:00:00Z

    UK: Transport for Wales has worked with technology company One Big Circle Ltd to fit trains with ‘smart’ cameras designed to automatically record, analyse and report lineside vegetation risks. The Automated Intelligent Video Review system is a lightweight train-borne device that sits inside the cab windscreen ...

  • The Welsh Government’s Minister for Economy & Transport Ken Skates has announced a £40m package of support to ensure the continued operation of a skeleton Wales & Borders rail service during the coronavirus pandemic.
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    £40m support package for Wales & Borders services

    2020-03-31T13:53:00Z

    UK: The Welsh Government’s Minister for Economy Transport Ken Skates has announced a £40m package of support to ensure the continued operation of a skeleton Wales Borders rail service during the coronavirus pandemic. The Welsh Government is working with Transport for Wales ...

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    Welsh language announcements go live

    2020-03-20T06:00:00Z

    UK: Transport for Wales has used technology from Amazon and Ivona to develop an information system called Geraint, enabling it to make Welsh-language information available at 171 of the 222 stations in Wales. Previously only a quarter of the stations had a system which worked for ...

  • Transport for Wales Rail Services has awarded Tracsis Travel Compensation Services a five-year contract to provide an automated systems to handle delay repay compensation.
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    Welsh fleet deployment programme rationalised

    2020-02-27T14:03:00Z

    TfW uses Class 175 DMUs suplied by Alstom in the late 1990s on its long-distance services between north and south Wales. UK: Faced with mounting costs from Network Rail to provide gauge clearance services, KeolisAmey has revised its plans to roll out new and refurbished rolling ...

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    Work underway on Bow Street station

    2020-01-20T12:00:00Z

    UK: Transport for Wales has launched work on Bow Street station on the Cambrian line between Aberystwyth and Shrewsbury. Opening is scheduled for later this year. The £8m project is being undertaken by TfW, Network Rail and Ceredigion County Council with funding from the Welsh Government ...

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    Passenger assistance meeting points provided at Cardiff Central

    2020-01-08T06:00:00Z

    UK: Transport for Wales has introduced dedicated passenger assist meeting points at Cardiff Central station, with the aim of making it easier for staff to recognise customers who require assistance and to provide a comfortable area for people who require seating and extra warmth while waiting. ...

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    Non-PRM compliant trains get last-minute derogation

    2019-12-24T12:18:00Z

    UK: A few days ahead of the January 1 2020 deadline for ensuring compliance with tighter accessibility standards, the Department for Transport has granted limited dispensations for operators to keep in service for up to one year trains which do not meet the TSI-PRM requirements.

  • Transport for Wales has awarded Balfour Beatty, Alun Griffiths and Siemens Mobility early contractor involvement contracts ahead of procurement for the first stages of the South Wales Metro project.
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    South Wales Metro ECI contracts awarded

    2019-06-24T06:00:00Z

    UK: Transport for Wales has awarded Balfour Beatty, Alun Griffiths and Siemens Mobility early contractor involvement contracts ahead of procurement for the first stages of the South Wales Metro project. The project which is scheduled to be completed in 2023 covers modernisation, capacity enhancement and electrification works on branch lines ...

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    Stadler presses ahead with UK projects

    2019-05-28T11:00:00Z

    UK: Stadler is moving forward with its four UK projects, the company told Railway Gazette at Railtex. The company expects to complete deliveries of the Greater Anglia fleet by the end of the year, having recently delivered the first of 10 EMUs for use on Stansted Express services. ...

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    Non-PVC wrap for Welsh DMUs

    2018-12-21T08:00:00Z

    LIVERY: Two Class 175 and two Class 143 diesel multiple-units operated by KeolisAmey on the Wales & Borders franchise have become the first trainsets to be wrapped with non-PVC Envision Print Wrap LX480mC wrap supplied by 3M and Aura Graphics. 3M Scotchgard 8993 glossy overlaminate and anti-graffiti wrap 8588G provide ...

  • The Vivarail Class 230 D-Train diesel multiple-units will not enter service with London Northwestern Railway in December as had been planned.
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    Vivarail Class 230 DMU entry into service delayed

    2018-10-30T10:55:32Z

    UK: The three two-car D-Train diesel multiple-units which Vivarail is producing for London Northwestern Railway will not enter service in December as had been planned, the supplier announced on October 30. The Class 230 DMUs are being produced using the bodyshells and bogies from former London Underground D78 metro trains. ...

  • The KeolisAmey joint venture has taken over from Arriva Trains Wales as the operator of Wales & Borders services.
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    Wales & Borders to offer the ‘best passenger rail service in the UK’

    2018-10-15T16:16:36Z

    UK: The KeolisAmey joint venture took over from Arriva Trains Wales as the operator of Wales & Borders services with the start of the new franchise on October 14. The 15-year Operations & Development Partner contract was awarded by the devolved Welsh Government’s Transport for Wales agency, and is ...

  • The Welsh government has secured £119m of EU funding for South Wales Metro infrastructure works.
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    EU funding secured for South Wales Metro project

    2018-10-04T08:00:00Z

    UK: The Welsh government has secured £119m of EU funding for South Wales Metro infrastructure works, First Minister Carwyn Jones confirmed on October 4. This will finance infrastructure enhancement to enable services on lines around Cardiff to be doubled from two to four per hour. ‘The South Wales Metro ...

  • Stadler Rail has been confirmed as preferred bidder to supply a total of 71 trainsets for use on the next Wales & Borders franchise.
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    Wales & Borders electric train order confirmed

    2018-08-13T10:19:56Z

    UK: Stadler Rail has been confirmed as preferred bidder to supply a total of 71 trainsets for use on the next Wales & Borders franchise from 2022. The Swiss company is to supply 36 three-car Citylink tram-train vehicles for use on South Wales Metro services from Cardiff to Treherbert, ...

  • Incoming Wales & Borders franchisee KeolisAmey has selected CAF as preferred bidder to supply DMUs.
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    CAF to supply Wales & Borders regional train fleet

    2018-06-13T06:00:00Z

    UK: Incoming Wales & Borders franchisee KeolisAmey has selected CAF as preferred bidder for a contract to supply regional diesel multiple-units for the franchise’s rural and suburban services. CAF is in final negotiations to supply and maintain 44 two-car and 26 three-car Civity DMUs to be in service by ...

  • KeolisAmey is to take delivery of five three-car Class 230 D-Train diesel-battery multiple-units from Vivarail.
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    Vivarail D-Trains for Wales & Borders

    2018-06-07T13:54:54Z

    UK: Incoming Wales & Borders franchisee KeolisAmey is to take delivery of five three-car Class 230 D-Train diesel-battery multiple-units from Vivarail, which is to produce them using the bogies and aluminium bodyshells of withdrawn London Underground D78 metro trains. Intended for use on the Wrexham – Bidston, Conwy Valley and ...