Map o Gymru

What's Happening: Timeline



By 2019

  • Station deep clean and rebranding begins.

By 2020

  • Refurbished trains bring extra capacity to the valley lines.
  • Britain’s first hybrid-power trains radically improve passenger experience on North Wales and Borders lines.
  • New services between Chester and Liverpool Lime Street.
  • Outdated Pacer trains are retired.

By 2021

  • Community Ambassadors are employed across the network to bring railway closer to communities.

By 2022

  • Pay-as-you-go ticketing is launched across Wales using barcodes and smartcards.
  • Free, seamless Wi-Fi is made available on stations and trains. 
  • First new trains introduced to the network.

By 2023

  • New trains improve standards on North Wales Coast, Cardiff to Manchester, Cambrian Line, Conwy Valley and Cheltenham services.
  • New Metro Vehicles on Treherbert, Aberdare and Merthyr lines providing 4 trains per hour and new station at Crwys Road opens. 
  • New on-board Infotainment service launched

By 2024

  • The Cardiff Bay line is extended to the Flourish (Wales Millennium Centre) with a new station at Loudoun Square.
  • Sunday and evening services become more frequent across the network, with extra trains on Rhymney to Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan lines.
  • Extra services begin on summer Sundays on the north Cambrian Line


Download: Detailed Briefing.pdf