Delivery of New Generation Trains for Bridgend
Rail passengers in Bridgend using Arriva Trains’ Manchester to Carmarthen line are to benefit from more modern, spacious trains from Monday (11 December 2006).
Arriva Trains Wales receives £140 million each year from the Welsh Assembly Government and the newly purchased ‘Coradia’ trains on the Manchester to Carmarthen route will boost the number of seats available and give passengers a speedier and more comfortable journey.
The Labour Welsh Assembly Government is committed to providing commuters and passengers in Bridgend with an affordable, practical and environmentally friendly alternative to the car.
The new additions on the Manchester to Carmarthen line are the best of a new generation of trains reaching speeds of up to 100 mph, with improved leg room, air conditioning, on train CCTV and better toilet and baby changing facilities.
I hope that as well encouraging commuters on to the train, more people will be attracted to the service for more of their travel needs.
These new trains show that improving rail services across Wales is a Welsh Labour priority.