In a bid to drive the transformation of Wales' rail network, TfW inaugurated the 'Lab by Transport for Wales' as an open innovation initiative.
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Rail services throughout Wales will benefit from the Sunday Railway Revolution, contributing to the creation of a truly seven-day railway.
Plans announced by Transport for Wales (TfW) will ensure space for up to 6,500 more commuters a week from December 2019, plus the introduction of additional trains across the Wales and Borders rail network.
Running for 12 weeks, the ‘Lab’ will encourage tech entrepreneurs and start-ups to develop a new product or service designed to solve a key challenge faced by the rail industry.
Preemptively, Transport for Wales has been preparing for autumn in a bid to reduce the impact the change in weather has upon services across the nation.
Transport for Wales has pledged to invest in every railway station in Wales in a bid to improve Wi-Fi, shelters, CCTV, cycle storage and passenger information systems.
More than £21,000 has been invested in life-saving defibrillators which can now be found at 21 stations across the Wales and Borders route.
The £6.7 investment in the Class 175 trains will see improvements such as USB charging points, plug sockets, new seat covers, carpets, train toilets as TfW strives to meet the needs of the modern day passenger.