WQ87750 (e) Tabled on 13/03/2023

Will the Minister advise when Transport for Wales expect the Class 175 to be taken out of service and be replaced by its new trains?

Answered by Deputy Minister for Climate Change | Answered on 21/03/2023

Transport for Wales (TfW) currently has 27 Class 175s and is working with train owners on when they will be returned this year. TfW will be replacing the Class 175s with brand new Class 197s as part of our £800m investment in brand new trains.

As of 16 March, TfW has 15 Class 197s provisionally accepted. Six are already in passenger service.