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Trains may be run by not-for-profit firm, Hart says

A not-for-profit firm, and not private operators, could run Welsh train services from 2018, Transport Minister Edwina Hart has said.

Welsh ministers will eventually decide who runs the Wales and Borders franchise routes around Wales and into parts of England, excluding mainline services to London.

Arriva Trains Wales, a subsidiary of German rail operator Deutsche Bahn, currently operates the service.

Devolution of responsibility for the franchise was revealed by Prime Minister David Cameron in November, when he confirmed the go-ahead for rail electrification in south Wales.

Business Correspondent Brian Meechan reports.

  • 05 Dec 2014
  • From the section Wales
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