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Author Topic: Letting of the next franchise for trains in Wales  (Read 19782 times)
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« Reply #30 on: June 04, 2018, 05:50:12 pm »

Sounds good, and Iím sure many people will use Barry Island in the summer with those prices. They are packed as it is  Undecided

I hate ATW because of rolling stop, awfull customer service, bad communication and appalling station maintenance. Rolling stock will be well needed considering not many of their trains were built in the past 18 years.

Delay Repay for 15 minutes? What 50p? Honestly doubt many dates are expensive on their route and would not be paying a lot to refund a max 25 pound ticket.

If this is an improvement from travelling CrossCountry to Cardiff Iím happy.

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« Reply #31 on: June 04, 2018, 06:49:37 pm »

Ambitious plans here including junking all the Pacers by the end of next year.

And electrification of 172km of track, allegedly.

50% of new trains to be built in Wales.   So that's why CAF have a new factory in Newport. 

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« Reply #32 on: August 13, 2018, 09:26:18 pm »

Contract awarded today (13/08/2018) for new trains/trams:

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