Transport for Wales, Keolis and Amey have reached an agreement which outlines a sustainable way forward for delivering their ambitious objectives for rail despite the effects of COVID-19.
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The move will help to secure the future of passenger services in Wales and the Borders area and protect jobs in the face of COVID-19.
Two new solutions - Automated Intelligent Video Review cameras and plasma technology - have been introduced on the TfW network to combat the challenges of autumn weather in the UK.
To mark Clean Air Day 2020, Transport for Wales has celebrated its efforts in reducing its carbon emissions by 6.27 per cent during the 2019-2020 financial year.
During Q1 of 2020-2021, the number of passenger journeys decreased by more than 400 million when compared to the same quarter in 2019-2020.
Following efforts to protect its staff and passengers, TfW has reported a positive behavioural change in passengers wearing face coverings.
As Network Rail’s investment works are completed, the North Wales line will be better protected from the extreme weather and flooding that has plagued it in recent years.
Transport for Wales has selected 11 companies to develop innovative ideas to improve the passenger experience as part of the second phase of its programme.
Siemens Mobility has been awarded a three-year contract by Transport for Wales as part of the Core Valley Lines Transformation programme.
South West Wales Connected, a new Community Rail Partnership, will work to connect local communities with their railway and get the most benefit from train travel.
As a result of passengers not following COVID-19 regulations, Transport for Wales has partnered with the British Transport Police to enforce requirements.
All train operators in Britain and Network Rail are now signed up to the Sunflower scheme, designed to enable people with non-visible disabilities to discreetly let others know that they might require a little more time, support or assistance when travelling.
The annual report outlines Transport for Wales' achievements during 2019/20, as well as its efforts to limit the impact of COVID-19.
Vortex IoT is set to provide a fully operational and validated RODIO-TSM product - the Rail Optical Detection of Intrusions and Obstructions – Tunnel and Station Monitoring solution - to be demonstrated on Network Rail’s infrastructure by March 2021.
Transport for Wales (TfW) will soon begin essential transformational works on railway lines throughout South Wales, paving way for a world-class transport network that will transform people’s lives in Wales and the borders.