Transport for Wales publishes five-year strategy to improve public transport

Posted: 4 January 2023 | | No comments yet

Transport for Wales’ new strategy outlines how it will enhance public transport services, as well as make sustainable mobility options, such as walking, wheeling and cycling, the easiest way to travel across the country.

Transport for Wales publishes five-year strategy to improve public transport

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Transport for Wales (TfW) has announced that it has published a five-year Corporate Strategy outlining how it will improve public transport and encourage more people to travel sustainably across the country. 

The not-for-profit organisation, which is wholly owned by the Welsh government, is delivering a transformational programme that will enhance rail, bus and active travel routes.

In 2021, the Welsh government had released Llwybr Newydd: The Wales Transport Strategy 2021, which highlighted the significant role of public transport in helping achieve net zero by 2050, and this new strategy from TfW sets out its five-year plan to help achieve this.

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James Price, Transport for Wales CEO, said: “At TfW we’re working to improve public transport and we need fewer people travelling by car and more taking public transport, wheeling, walking or cycling. We’re investing in rail, bus and active travel and focusing on creating a more joined up network across all modes of travel.

“We know that there are some challenges ahead as we face a period of financial uncertainty and the rising cost-of-living. The war in Ukraine has put pressure on the cost of materials and we’re still recovering from a global pandemic. However, we’ve remain committed to our goals and this new strategy provides a clear outline about how we’ll achieve them. With brand new trains and new electric buses entering service at the start of 2023, we’re continuing to move forward with our transformational plans.”