Transport for Wales (TfW) publishes annual report for 2020-2021,

Transport for Wales (TfW) has published its annual report and financial statements for the year to 31 March 2021, a year which saw the transfer of the railway back into public ownership and work to transform the Core Valleys Lines as part of building the South Wales Metro.

As the first set of consolidated financial statements for the Transport for Wales Group, figures released today show total grant-funded expenditure of £638m made up of:

  • £356m of revenue funding for provision of rail passenger services. This included £176m of Covid-19 revenue support and other emergency measures funding.
  • £88m capital funding for the provision of rail passenger services, including purchase of rolling stock, depot development and station improvements.
  • £147m capital expenditure on rail infrastructure and a further £47m spend on projects and service operation.

You can read about it and download the report here:

Don’t get too excited. I have word searched the report for Boarders, Shuttle, Crewe, Nantwich, Whitchurch, Prees, Yorton, and Shrewsbury. None of these words appear. England appears twice, but not in the connect of service for us.

Manchester appears twice on page 13 and says:

  • introducing new trains on services throughout the Swansea Bay area from 2022 with increased capacity on services to West Wales and between South West Wales and Manchester.
  • improving our long-distance service between Swansea and Manchester from 2024 with new trains that include a first-class service

Deep cleaning appears three times on page 16 and says:

  • Our Station Improvement Programme is transforming railway stations across the Wales and Borders rail network.
  • Deep cleaning of all railway stations was completed in 2020 with new shelters and improved seating, additional cycle storage space, better signage and CCTV coverage being introduced over the next few years.

Heart of Wales appears one on page 17 and says:

  • ongoing refurbishment of our 22 Class 153s to ensure they’re fully accessible and people with reduced mobility (PRM)-compliant for customers on our Heart of Wales, West Wales, Conwy Valley, City Line and
    Cardiff Bay routes

Wem appears once on page 20 and says

  • We’re planning Phase 2 of the Social and Commercial Development Programme and have identified Llanelli, Wem, Flint, Haverfordwest, Colwyn Bay, Llandrindod, Hereford and Tenby as potential sites for development
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