Transport for Wales

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Transport for Wales
Trafnidiaeth Cymru
Transport wales logo18.svg
Formation1 April 2016 (2016-04-01)
TypePrivate company limited by guarantee
Legal statusWholly owned subsidiary of the Welsh Government
PurposeTransport authority
HeadquartersQED Centre Main Avenue, Treforest Industrial Estate, Pontypridd, Rhondda Cynon Taff CF37 5YR[1]
Region served
Wales and the England–Wales border
Chief Executive Officer
James Price[2]
Main organ
Wales & Borders franchise
Parent organisation
Welsh Government

Transport for Wales (Welsh: Trafnidiaeth Cymru), or TfW (Welsh: TrC), is a not-for-profit company owned by the Welsh Government.[1]

QED Centre, registered office of TfW


It was established to provide support and expertise to the Welsh Government in connection with transport projects in Wales. In 2017, it procured the new Operator and Development Partner for the Wales & Borders railway franchise[3] under powers delegated to the Welsh government under the Government of Wales Act 2006.[4]

The company introduced the Transport for Wales brand to replace the now defunct Arriva Trains Wales brand on the Wales & Borders franchise from 14 October 2018. The franchise is operated by Transport for Wales Rail.[5]

TfW is also responsible for the development of the South Wales and North Wales Metros. Both are multi-modal systems, integrating the heavy and light rail networks with local bus services, active travel and other modes of transport.[6]

In September 2019 there was controversy when it was announced there would be no toilets on the South Wales Metro train services. [7]


  1. ^ a b "TRANSPORT FOR WALES - Overview (free company information from Companies House)".
  2. ^ "The Team - Transport for Wales".
  3. ^ "What we do |". Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  4. ^ "Devolution settlement: Wales - GOV.UK". Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  5. ^ "Terms and Conditions". Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  6. ^ "Metro |". Retrieved 23 October 2018.
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