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TfW's First FLIRT In Service
TfW's First FLIRT In Service

18 January 2023 saw the first of the 71 FLIRTs for Transport for Wales to start the commercial service.

TfW's Class 197 Launched
TfW's Class 197 Launched

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.

InnoTrans 2022 (30)
InnoTrans 2022 (30)

Stadler also presented in Berlin the CITYLINK tram-train 398 004 for TfW.

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InnoTrans 2022 (28)
InnoTrans 2022 (28)

The third FLIRT in Berlin was the tri-mode version for TfW, belonging to the FLIRT UK family.

TfW TRAMLINK To InnoTrans
TfW TRAMLINK To InnoTrans

After an enforced covid break, the InnoTrans fair will take place again after four years.

Rail Services Resumed On Valley Lines
Rail Services Resumed On Valley Lines

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.

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TfW's Class 175 Refurbishment
TfW's Class 175 Refurbishment

In January 2022, Transport for Wales (TfW) celebrated the completion of work to refurbish its fleet of Class 175 long-distance DMUs.

First Class 398 Tram-Train For TfW In Britain
First Class 398 Tram-Train For TfW In Britain

On 13 May 2022, Transport for Wales announced that 398 001, first of a batch 36 Citylink vehicles, arrived in Britain from Valencia works. 

FLIRT For TfW To Be Tested In Wales
FLIRT For TfW To Be Tested In Wales

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.

FLIRT For TfW In Hungary
FLIRT For TfW In Hungary

Stadler is at present building a large batch of trains ordered by Transport for Wales.

Testing Begins On New FLIRTs For TfW
Testing Begins On New FLIRTs For TfW

On 26 July 2021, Transport for Wales announced that the new FLIRT DMUs started testing at Stadler’s IBS Erlen centre.

First Class 197 DMUs For The Wales And Borders network
First Class 197 DMUs For The Wales And Borders network

In late May, TfW announced that testing has begun on the first two of 77 new CAF-built Class 197 trains.