Transport for Wales

Transport for Wales (Welsh: Trafnidiaeth Cymru), or TfW (Welsh: TrC), is a not-for-profit company owned by the Welsh Government and managed at arms length by its appointed board.[3]

Transport for Wales
Trafnidiaeth Cymru
Transport wales logo18.svg
Formation1 April 2016 (2016-04-01)
TypePrivate company limited by guarantee
Legal statusWholly owned subsidiary of the Welsh Government
PurposeTransport authority
Headquarters5th Floor, South Gate House Wood Street, Cardiff CF10 1EW[1]
Region served
Wales and the England–Wales border
Chief Executive Officer
James Price[2]
Main organ
Wales & Borders franchise
Parent organisation
Welsh Government
Websitetfw.gov.wales

TfW oversee the issuance and upkeep of the Wales and Borders franchise, for which it in 2018 contracted the train operating company KeolisAmey Wales to run using the trading name Transport for Wales Rail Services (a separate legal entity).

QED Centre, former registered office of TfW until 29 November 2019

HistoryEdit

It was established to provide support and expertise to the Welsh Government in connection with transport projects in Wales. In 2017, it procured the new Operator and Development Partner for the Wales & Borders railway franchise[4] under powers delegated to the Welsh government under the Government of Wales Act 2006.[5]

The company introduced the Transport for Wales brand to replace the now defunct Arriva Trains Wales brand on the Wales & Borders franchise from 14 October 2018. The franchise is operated by Transport for Wales Rail Services, a trading name of Keolis Amey Wales Cymru Limited, itself owned by Keolis (UK) Limited, both of which moved registered offices from Newport and London (respectively) to Cardiff in December 2019.[6][7][8]

South Wales MetroEdit

TfW is responsible for the development of the South Wales and North Wales Metros. Both are multi-modal systems, integrating the heavy and light rail networks with local bus services, active travel and other modes of transport.[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "TRANSPORT FOR WALES - Overview (free company information from Companies House)". beta.companieshouse.gov.uk.
  2. ^ "The Team - Transport for Wales". tfw.gov.wales.
  3. ^ "TRANSPORT FOR WALES - Overview (free company information from Companies House)". beta.companieshouse.gov.uk. Retrieved 30 January 2020.
  4. ^ "What we do | beta.gov.wales". beta.gov.wales. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  5. ^ "Devolution settlement: Wales - GOV.UK". www.gov.uk. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  6. ^ "Terms and Conditions". tfwrail.wales. Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  7. ^ "KEOLIS AMEY WALES CYMRU LIMITED - Filing history (free information from Companies House)". beta.companieshouse.gov.uk. Retrieved 25 January 2020.
  8. ^ "KEOLIS (UK) LIMITED - Filing history (free information from Companies House)". beta.companieshouse.gov.uk. Retrieved 25 January 2020.
  9. ^ "Metro | beta.gov.wales". beta.gov.wales. Retrieved 23 October 2018.

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