The cancellation of rail electrification in South Wales Contents

Contents

Summary

1 Introduction

Background

Our inquiry

2 The decision to cancel electrification

Background to the cancellation

Reaction to the cancellation

3 Bi-mode trains

Journey times

Other factors

Environmental impact

Conclusion

4 Investment in Welsh rail and other options for the Cardiff to Swansea route

Welsh Government view and investment in Welsh rail

Options for the Swansea-Cardiff line

Straightening the track

Swansea Bay Metro

New technologies

Conclusions and recommendations

Annex: Work recommended

Formal minutes

Witnesses

Published written evidence




Published: 21 May 2018