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This contract is not included in the Emergency Measures Agreements which have applied in England and Scotland.




Transport for Wales Rail
Trafnidiaeth Cymru

https://tfwrail.wales/

This franchise replaced Arriva Trains Wales. The award was devolved to the Welsh Government, which has followed a ‘not for profit’ rail model.

A shortlist of four Operator and Development Partners was announced by the Welsh Government on 13 October 2016. They were Abellio Rail Cymru (Abellio in partnership with Carillion), Arriva Rail Wales/Rheilffyrdd Arriva Cymru Limited, KeolisAmey and MTR Corporation (Cymru) Ltd.

On 30 October 2017 it became known that Arriva Rail Wales/Rheilffyrdd Arriva Cymru Limited had withdrawn from the competition. Abellio also withdrew on 23 February 2018, following the failure of Carillion.

A public consultation has been held. The award was announced 23 May 2018, when KeolisAmey was named as preferred bidder.

Exceptionally, the contract runs from 4 June 2018, but responsibility for train services remained with Arriva until 14 October 2018.

UPDATE: NATIONALISATION

The Welsh Government announced on 22 October that a new management structure was being agreed with KeolisAmey in response to falling revenue caused by the pandemic. Rail services will become the responsibility of a new publicly owned subsidiary of Transport for Wales in 2021, which includes a new partnership between Transport for Wales, Keolis and Amey.

start date
4 June 2018
end date
14 October 2033

owned by
KeolisAmey

legal title
Keolis Amey Operations / Gweithrediadau Keolis Amey Limited

service area
Regional and local services in Wales, with some routes extending to English stations.

replaced
Arriva Trains Wales








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