The future development of Transport for Wales

The Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee has agreed to undertake an inquiry into the future development of Transport for Wales.

Transport for Wales (TfW) was established in 2015 as a wholly Welsh Government owned subsidiary company limited by guarantee. Its initial purpose was to procure and develop/operate the new Welsh rail franchise and Metro services on the valleys lines – a contract subsequently awarded to KeolisAmey in June 2018. “TfW Rail” services became operational on 14 October 2018.

The Welsh Government has ambitious plans for TfW and is currently considering the additional functions the organisation may take responsibility for, and developing a business case.

Terms of Reference

The Committee would like to hear your views on the governance and future development of TfW, including:

  • Whether the current governance, structure and funding of Transport for Wales are effective and transparent.
  • What action should be taken to develop these aspects of the organisation? And what other governance models and good practice are available?
  • The future role of Transport for Wales in delivering transport policy. What additional responsibilities should it take on and how should these integrate with the role of the Welsh Government, local government and emerging regional transport authorities?

Business type: Committee Inquiry

Reason considered: Senedd Business;

Status: Complete

First published: 22/11/2018