Transport for Wales publish annual report for 2021/22
Posted: 9 August 2022 | Elliot Robinson (Editorial Assistant - Global Railway Review) | No comments yet
Transport for Wales have published its annual report and financial statements for the year to 31 March 2022 amid a period of strong investment.
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Transport for Wales (TfW) has published its annual report and financial statements for the year to 31 March 2022. The figures released show total grant-funded expenditure of £697 million made up of £346 million of revenue funding for provision of rail passenger services. This included £288 million for the provision of rail services. £351 million capital funding including £108 million for provision of rail passenger services, including new rolling stock and depot and station improvements and £167 million for the design and build works to transform the Core Valley Lines (CVL) rail assets (net of £8 million ERDF funding).
As a not-for-profit organisation, TfW are continuing to invest in the transformation of public transport in Wales with a focus on creating a joined-up network where integrated ticketing and reliable services make it the easiest option for people travelling across Wales.
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“2021/22 was another year of significant change for Transport for Wales as the coronavirus pandemic continued to test our resilience and challenge our thinking,” Scott Waddington, Chair of TfW, said. “However, we’ve continued to work in close collaboration with our stakeholders to deliver on our shared commitment of transforming the transport network in Wales. Our aim is to make transport in Wales truly sustainable and fit for future generations. We have ambitious plans that we’ve progressed on this year and will continue to do so moving forward.”
“We’re creating a sustainable network which will help the people of Wales respond to climate change while building an organisation that is fit for the future,” James Price, Chief Executive of TfW, said. “Some travel patterns are already changing but Wales needs to see long-lasting, sustainable modal shift. This requires continued investment in the growth of our public transport provision with low-carbon services and infrastructure that helps to improve the social, economic, environmental, and cultural well-being of Wales.
“Our achievements with the continued development of the CVL, integration of TrawsCymru, acquisition of PTI Cymru, investment in a multi-modal ticketing system and introduction of fflecsi are all big steps forward in achieving this goal,” Price continued. “We also administered £49 million Active Travel grants to local authorities, an increasingly important part of getting more people walking and cycling. We’re making travelling easier, transforming our transport network with a high-quality and reliable service.”