Another milestone has been reached by Transport for Wales with South Wales Metro as the steel frame for the new Control Centre at Taff’s Well takes shape.
The Control Centre will manage Metro operations such as signalling and train movements and will a key part of the £100m Taff’s Well Metro Depot.
Once completed, the Control Centre will control the Core Valleys Lines, which TfW took responsibility for earlier this year. It will use the latest Traffic Management System, merging operations and infrastructure control with driver and passenger information.
The South Wales Metro project has been part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund through Welsh Government.
Ken Skates, Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales, said: “Metro systems in the north and south of Wales is part of our ambition for a modern transport network that makes it easier for people to travel without using a car.
“Part of the reason we took the decision to exert more public control over our railway was to safeguard the plans for these ambitious Metro schemes. I therefore welcome the continued progress in Taff's Well.”
Karl Gilmore, Transport for Wales Rail Programme Director said: “Our £100 million Metro Depot at Taff's Well is a major part of the South Wales Metro project and it’s great to see the steel frame going up for our future Control Centre.
“In the future, this Depot will operate the South Wales Metro and will be home to approximately 500 staff and we’re proud to be continuing with the delivery of our plans and achieving key milestones.”
“I’d like to thank our Infrastructure Development Partner, Alun Griffiths and their sub-contractors for all their continued hard work on the Depot.”
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