Transport User Voice – October 2016 – Welsh rail franchise
26 September 2016
We have recently submitted our response to the Welsh Affairs Committee’s inquiry into the Wales and Borders rail franchise.
The franchise is currently operated by Arriva Trains Wales, which has the contract until 2018. The inquiry focussed on current performance and sought to make recommendations for future improvements that can contribute to the upcoming procurement competition.
Click to read our response which highlights the need to address passengers’ priorities for improving train services across the franchise, based on our research.
Meanwhile we are working with Transport for Wales, the Welsh Government and potential bidders to share experience and evidence from our research to ensure the passenger voice is kept at the heart of the future service, through the franchise process.