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Rail Franchising in Wales

Postby Rhobat Bryn » Sat Jul 09, 2016 8:42 pm

The Welsh Government Research Service has produced a 9 page pamphlet on the transition to an all-Wales rail franchise being the sole responsibility of the Welsh Government. It's not exactly brimming with detail but for those interested, it can be found on:

http://www.assembly.wales/Research%20Documents/16-043%20Rail%20Franchising%20in%20Wales/16-043-Web-English.pdf
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Re: Rail Franchising in Wales

Postby Noel » Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:48 am

News on the new franchise bidding process from the BBC website -

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-41835252
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Re: Rail Franchising in Wales

Postby Cwmtudu » Wed May 23, 2018 2:16 pm

Announced today that Keolis Amey are to run Wales' rail service for the next fifteen years -
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-44221184
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Re: Rail Franchising in Wales

Postby Rhobat Bryn » Wed May 23, 2018 8:25 pm

Whisper it quietly but this looks like an exciting period ahead for Welsh railways. We'll know a lot more in a couple of weeks time after the objection period has expired but it does seem that lessons have genuinely been learnt from the last franchise debacle.
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Re: Rail Franchising in Wales

Postby NCB » Sat May 26, 2018 11:03 pm

Wonder what impact it'll have on the servicing facilities at Machynlleth, which were well developed by Arriva.
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Re: Rail Franchising in Wales

Postby Rhobat Bryn » Sun May 27, 2018 6:41 am

All the attention is on South East Wales at the moment because of the dramatic impact of having a Metro. But we should know on June 4th what the detail of the franchise will be for the whole of the country, not just one small part of it. What are your concerns regarding Machynlleth servicing facilities?
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Re: Rail Franchising in Wales

Postby NCB » Mon May 28, 2018 11:45 pm

Rhobat Bryn wrote:All the attention is on South East Wales at the moment because of the dramatic impact of having a Metro. But we should know on June 4th what the detail of the franchise will be for the whole of the country, not just one small part of it. What are your concerns regarding Machynlleth servicing facilities?


Simply that it's a good employer in the area!

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Re: Rail Franchising in Wales

Postby Rhobat Bryn » Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:18 pm

We now have more detail in this new chapter in Welsh railway history

http://tfw.gov.wales/journey-begins

Machynlleth servicing facilities are apparently safe.

http://tfw.gov.wales/whats-happening-south-west-and-mid-wales
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Re: Rail Franchising in Wales

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Re: Rail Franchising in Wales

Postby s.w.johnson » Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:33 pm

If I have understood this correctly, that is 18 trains an hour in each direction through Queen Street and Central. This gives each train just over 3 minutes to unload and load, which is very tight. Are there going to be new platforms?
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