All Transport for Wales Rail articles – Page 3

  • Services from Cardiff to Merthyr Tydfil, Aberdare and Treherbert will be worked by a fleet of 36 three-car ‘metro-style’ Stadler Citylink trainsets equipped for 25 kV 50 Hz and battery power.
    Rail Business UK

    Electrification and train-trams in ambitious Wales franchise

    2018-06-06T06:00:00Z

    UK: Investment of £1·8bn in three new train fleets, electrification of commuter routes radiating from Cardiff and station modernisation across the 1 623 route-km Wales & Borders network is envisaged under the 15-year Operations & Development Partner contract awarded to KeolisAmey by the Welsh government on June 4. Described by ...

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    Metro Report International

    KeolisAmey to develop South Wales Metro

    2018-05-23T10:15:42Z

    UK: The ‘Core Valleys’ rail network radiating from Cardiff will be ‘developed’ by KeolisAmey under the South Wales Metro programme, after the company was named as preferred bidder to ‘operate and develop the Wales & Borders rail service’ on May 23. Bidders were asked to submit proposals to provide ...

  • The ODP contract could see some routes in the South Wales Valleys transferred from Network Rail control and integrated with future light rail routes around Cardiff.
    Rail Business UK

    KeolisAmey selected as Operating & Development Partner in Wales

    2018-05-23T09:23:13Z

    UK: In a written statement issued on May 23, the Welsh government’s Cabinet Secretary for Economy & Transport Ken Skates announced the award of a contract for KeolisAmey to ‘operate and develop the Wales & Borders rail service and the South Wales Metro’. The contract will begin on June ...

  • The current Wales & Borders franchise, which ends this year, was let by the UK government in 2003 and is held by Arriva.
    News

    Abellio pulls out of Wales & Borders bidding

    2018-02-23T16:07:04Z

    UK: Abellio Rail Cymru withdrew from bidding for the next Wales & Borders franchise on February 22, leaving KeolisAmey and MTR Corp (Cymru) Ltd as the two remaining bidders. NS subsidiary Abellio had been bidding for the Wales & Borders Operator & Development Partner contract in consortium with Carillion. Franchising ...

  • The Welsh Government has invited Abellio Rail Cymru, Arriva Rail Wales, KeolisAmey and MTR Corp (Cymru) Ltd to submit final tenders for the next Wales & Borders passenger franchise.
    News

    Wales & Borders franchise invitations to tender issued

    2017-10-04T15:10:22Z

    UK: The Welsh Government invited shortlisted bidders Abellio Rail Cymru, Arriva Rail Wales, KeolisAmey and MTR Corp (Cymru) Ltd to submit final tenders for the next Wales & Borders passenger franchise on September 28. The franchise is scheduled to start in October 2018. The current franchise held by Arriva Trains ...

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    News

    Class 319 Flex electro-diesel multiple-units for Wales

    2017-07-16T23:02:00Z

    UK: The Welsh Government is to provide £1·9m and operator Arriva Trains Wales £1m to lease five Class 319 Flex electro-diesel multiple-units for use on the Wales & Borders franchise from 2018 until at least 2021. First announced by Porterbrook Leasing and Northern franchise operator Arriva in December 2016, the ...

  • Arriva Trains Wales.
    News

    Welsh Government sets out rolling stock aspirations

    2016-11-10T12:21:00Z

    UK: The Welsh Government’s key priorities for the new rolling stock which is to be procured under the Wales & Borders Operator & Development Partner contract have been set out by Cabinet Secretary for Economy & Infrastructure Ken Skates. The Welsh Government says that passengers’ perception of the quality of ...

  • Transport for Wales' Operator & Development Partner would be required to support the development of the South Wales Metro concept.
    News

    Wales & Borders bidders asked to propose Metro options

    2016-10-13T11:07:00Z

    UK: The four bidders shortlisted for the contract to be the 'Operator & Development Partner' holding the next Wales & Borders franchise were announced by the Welsh Government's Economy & Infrastructure Secretary Ken Skates on October 13. They are: Abellio Rail Cymru; Arriva Rail Wales/Rheilffyrdd Arriva Cymru Ltd; ...