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Transport for Wales Careers & Jobs

We have big plans to improve rail travel across Wales and the borders over the next 5 years and beyond, but change doesn’t happen overnight and for now, trains and timetables will stay the same.

Over the next 15 years we will transform the network across Wales and the Borders, with new services and rolling stock, innovative solutions, and a massive programme of station investment.

  • We’ll invest £738m to transform the valleys lines to Treherbert, Aberdare, Merthyr Tydfil, Rhymney and Coryton, electrifying 172 km of track and upgrading infrastructure to enable improved journey times and more trains every hour.
  • From 2023, an £800m investment will ensure that 95% of journeys are on new trains.
  • By December 2023, we’ll run an extra 285 (29%) more services every weekday. A new service will link Cardiff and Liverpool via Wrexham.
  • On Sundays, an extra 294 (61%) services will run across Wales by Dec 2019.
  • We’ll create more than 600 new jobs, including 200 new on-train customer service staff, and add 30 apprenticeships per year.
  • We will invest £194m in station improvements, and build at least five new stations.
  • At least 1,500 new car parking spaces will be created.
  • Free end-to-end internet access will be available on 85% of journeys by 2024.
  • Smart ticketing will be rolled out across Wales and the Borders.
  • Free travel for under 5s extended to under 11s. Half-price fares extended to 16 – 18 yearolds.
  • Under 16s go free off peak.
  • We will install more than 700 new customer information screens across the network and in other locations including colleges, hospitals and workplaces.
  • We will invest in more than 200 new ticket machines, and sell tickets through local convenience stores to improve access.

We currently lease:

  • 3 x Class 67, Top Speed 125 mph, Built 1999-2000. Operates between North-South Wales Premier Service.
  • 15 x Class 142 Pacer, Top Speed 75mph, Built 1985-1987 Operates on the Valleys and Cardiff Local routes and the South Wales local services.
  • 15 x Class 143 Pacer, Top Speed 75mph, Built 1985-1986 Operates on the Valleys and Cardiff Local routes and the South Wales local services.
  • 31 x Class 150/2 Sprinter, Top Speed 75mph, Built 1986-1987 Operates on the Valleys and Cardiff Local routes and non-express and suburban services across the network.
  • 8 x Class 153 Super Sprinter, Top Speed 75mph, Built 1987-1988 Operates outside the Valleys and Cardiff Local routes. Can also be seen operation on the City line in Cardiff.
  • 24 x Class 158 Express Sprinter, Top Speed 90mph, Built 1989 – 1992 Operates long-distance and mainline express routes (can operate on some routes that Class 175 units cannot, as they have equipment that enables them to operate under ERTMS signaling).
  • 27 x Class 175, Top Speed 100mph, Built 1999 – 2001 Operates long-distance and mainline express routes.
  • 8 x Mark 3 Carriage, Top Speed 125mph, Built 1975 – 1988
  • 3 x Mark 3 Driving Van Trailer, Top Speed 125mph, Built 1988 Operates between North-South Wales Premier Service.



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