Extra train carriages for Wales' most crowded services will be announced today by the Welsh Government.
Economy and Infrastructure Secretary Ken Skates says the addition of 20 new train coaches will boost and improve rolling stock.
The trains have been funded by the Welsh Government with £1million of support from Arriva Trains Wales, and will be added to existing rolling stock in 2018.
Their introduction of five extra four-carriage trains will provide options for increasing capacity on busy routes. The extra trains will also provide opportunities for the new franchisee to deliver improvements early in the new Wales and Borders rail services contract.
The trains are being leased following an initial £1.9 million investment by Welsh Government and £1 million from Arriva Trains Wales.
The Fleet Director for Arriva Trains Wales, Simon Hughes said the additional trains will be a massive boost for customers who have been calling for extra capacity for a long time
The additional carriages come following last week’s announcement that the Welsh Government has supported more than £30m in investment creating 300 jobs in train manufacturing at CAF’s new factory in Newport.