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Transport for Wales unveils upgrade plans for the nation's stations

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Transport for Wales have announced the details of the £194 million investment plan to improve all 247 railway stations across Wales.

The 15 year programme aims to deliver free WiFi, improved shelters, CCTV, improved provision for cycle storage and improved passenger information, at every station.

It will also see new retail facilities at some stations.

Transport for Wales is transforming transport throughout Wales and the launch of our Station Improvement Vision indicates the start of a £194 million investment programme. This investment into all our 247 railway stations will improve the way they look, make them safer and provide more commercial and community opportunities.

We want to improve the overall customer experience and also work collaboratively to develop partnerships with local businesses and communities.

– James Price, CEO, Transport for Wales
Credit: Transport for Wales

Improvements are being made at Swansea High Street station.

A brighter, fresher, more modern welcome to rail users into Swansea is very welcome; it complements the council’s plans to regenerate the city centre and the High Street area.

Being the first project in TfW’s all-Wales station improvement vision, this adds to the excitement being generated by the celebrations around our 50th anniversary as a city.

Swansea is undergoing its biggest regeneration for more than a generation. We are creating new opportunities that will see thousands more people live, work and play in the city centre.

Major projects include the £130m indoor arena complex which, as part of the Swansea Central development, is allied to the £1.3bn Swansea Bay City Deal.

– Cllr Rob Stewart, Leader, Swansea Council