South Wales Metro continues to lift the local economy

South Wales Metro continues to lift the local economy

The South Wales Metro project that is being delivered by Transport for Wales is continuing to boost the local economy by providing more opportunities for Welsh businesses and employment.

The three-quarter of billion-pound investment is set to transform the way people travel within South East Wales and the transformational rail work programme is already providing employment for the local workforce and developing contracts with Welsh SMEs.

High Motive Ltd, a Cardiff based firm have recently employed four local people in the Rhondda Cynon Taff region to work directly on the South Wales Metro project.

Derek McNeill, Operations Director with High Motive said: “The South Wales Metro project is expanding and providing more business opportunities. We’ve recently created four new jobs, two in research and development and two engineering roles, that will all work on the project.

“It’s great to see this level of investment into the region as it provides an opportunity for business growth and employment.”

Ken Skates, Minister for Economy and Transport and North Wales added: “The South Wales Metro will not only transform the way people travel in South East Wales but the building of it is providing a much-needed boost to our economy.

“Through TfW, the Welsh Government are investing heavily in the rail network and this is having a positive impact on employment and providing vital opportunities for rooted Welsh companies.”

Alasdair MacDonald, Balfour Beatty Programme Director, said: “At Balfour Beatty, we are committed to leaving a positive, lasting impact on local communities so we are pleased to be able to build and grow a local supply chain as we work with Transport for Wales on this significant project.

“As part of a recent three-week blockade of work, we collaborated with nine Welsh suppliers to help us deliver works efficiently. We look forward to moving the project forward and continuing to develop the local supply chain.”

Simon Rhoden, Infrastructure Services Director, AIW said: “The transformation programme for the South Wales Metro is growing and we are recruiting for skilled positions, as we continue to upgrade the railway infrastructure throughout the South Wales Valleys.”

Images: Transport for Wales 

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