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First South Wales Metro tram-train arrives at new depot.
On 29 March 2023, the first of the new South Wales Metro trains were launched by Deputy Minister for Climate Change, Lee Waters MS.
On 3 April 2023 railway history was made on the Borderlands Line between Wrexham and Bidston as Transport for Wales (TfW) introduced the first battery-hybrid trains used in regular passenger service in Wales.
18 January 2023 saw the first of the 71 FLIRTs for Transport for Wales to start the commercial service.
On 26 January 2023 the first of Transport for Wales’ brand new 800 million GBP fleet of trains was officially launched by Lesley Griffiths MS at a ceremony in North Wales.
Stadler also presented in Berlin the CITYLINK tram-train 398 004 for TfW.
The third FLIRT in Berlin was the tri-mode version for TfW, belonging to the FLIRT UK family.
After an enforced covid break, the InnoTrans fair will take place again after four years.
On 13 May 2022, rail services have resumed on the valley lines between Pontypridd, Aberdare and Radyr following a three-week closure for the building of the South Wales Metro.
In January 2022, Transport for Wales (TfW) celebrated the completion of work to refurbish its fleet of Class 175 long-distance DMUs.
On 13 May 2022, Transport for Wales announced that 398 001, first of a batch 36 Citylink vehicles, arrived in Britain from Valencia works.
An extensive programme of testing and commissioning will soon begin on one of the two Stadler-built trains, which made maiden voyages into Canton depot, Cardiff a fortnight ago.
Stadler is at present building a large batch of trains ordered by Transport for Wales.
On 26 July 2021, Transport for Wales announced that the new FLIRT DMUs started testing at Stadler’s IBS Erlen centre.
In late May, TfW announced that testing has begun on the first two of 77 new CAF-built Class 197 trains.