Railway Upgrade Plan update 2017 – 2018: Wales

Wales

The railway is the economic and social lifeblood of Wales and the borders. It includes key commuter routes in and around Cardiff and the valleys as well as lines serving towns, cities, and rural and coastal communities in North Wales and in Mid and West Wales.

As part of our Railway Upgrade Plan, ageing signalling is being replaced across the route with state-of-the-art equipment to build a more reliable and resilient railway, allowing more services to run in the future. This year, we will deliver the final stage of a major upgrade to the railway between North and South Wales and passengers will soon begin to benefit from the brand new fleet of twenty-first century trains that will connect South Wales and London.

As part of our Railway Upgrade Plan, ageing signalling is being replaced across the route with state-of-the-art equipment to build a more reliable and resilient railway, allowing more services to run in the future. This year, we will deliver the final stage of a major upgrade to the railway between North and South Wales and passengers will soon begin to benefit from the brand new fleet of twenty-first century trains that will connect South Wales and London.