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24 Nov 2023

This December sees Transport for Wales (TfW) deliver additional services and trains across north and south Wales and into England.

With the next timetable period running from 10 December to 1 June next year, there are exciting plans to almost double the number of services on the Ebbw Vale line thanks to a £70million investment.

Brand new services will start running between Newport and Ebbw Vale Town during the timetable period as a result of the investment.

TfW is also planning to run daytime services every 45 minutes on the Wrexham Central to Bidston line, an increase from every hour.

And the reintroduction of hourly Chester to Liverpool services via Liverpool airport is welcome news for customers in the north of the network, providing another key link between the two cities.

Fifty brand new trains have now joined the fleet with more than 100 set to be introduced on the mainline and Metro networks over the next two years.

A full hourly service between Cardiff and Cheltenham Spa will also start next year as more trains become available.

Customers on all TfW services should double check their journey times as your usual time may differ.

TfW’s Planning and Performance Director Colin Lea said: “We’re delighted to be introducing new services on key routes in both the north and south of our network in this timetable period.

“The Ebbw Vale project showed fantastic collaboration with our partners to almost double the number of services on the line, with the new link to Newport, and allows greater opportunities for leisure, learning and commuting.

“In Wrexham and Deeside it gives more choice and better reliability on the Borderlands line to Bidston, while the full return of Liverpool-Chester services is now possible following completion of crew training on our new trains.

“The most important thing is to please check your travel details before you travel.”

Customers can see what the timetable will look like by planning a journey HERE

Notes to editors

The Ebbw Vale project follows a £70 million Welsh Government loan to Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council to fund the work which was delivered by Amco Giffen and Siemens on behalf of Network Rail.