Bus and rail transport in Wales



The Climate Change, Environment, and Infrastructure Committee (“the Committee”) agreed to undertake an inquiry into bus and rail transport in Wales.


The Committee considered:


>>>Priorities for post covid recovery for Welsh bus and rail;

>>>The action required to achieve Welsh Government targets for modal shift to these modes, and behaviour change; and

>>>Views on proposals for bus and rail reform – including UK Government plans to reform the rail industry, and Welsh Governments plans for regulation of bus services / the Bus White Paper.



Evidence Gathering


The Committee held oral evidence sessions with stakeholders on Thursday 26 May 2022.


The Citizens Engagement Team conducted a series of five focus groups and six one-to-one interviews between 21 March and 21 April. This paper (PDF 217KB) summarises the findings of those interviews.



The Committee published its report: The future of bus and rail in Wales (PDF 3.5MB) on 6 October 2022. The report is in two parts:

Part 1 – Annual scrutiny of Transport for Wales

Part 2 – The future of bus and rail services post-Covid


The Welsh Government responded (PDF 254KB) to the Committee’s report on 16 December 2022.


Plenary debate

A debate was held in plenary on Wednesday 18 January 2023.



Business type: Committee Inquiry

Reason considered: Senedd Business;

First published: 10/05/2022