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Brave New Dawn

Class 150s trains at Cardiff Canton depot
Sunset On Arriva Trains Wales: class 150s outside Cardiff Canton depot in December 2016. Removal of the Arriva branding from these units started in late summer 2018 in preparation for the franchise change.
A fifteen year era has ended. KeolisAmey, a joint-venture, have this morning (Sunday 14th October 2018) taken over the running of the Wales & Borders rail franchise from Arriva Trains Wales. Arriva’s 15-year reign, thanks to the government of the time specifying a ‘no-growth’ franchise, has brought little in the way of improvement. That is supposed to be changing, with Passengers of Reduced Mobility legislation due to come into force in a little over a year.

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