Transport For Wales Odp Grant Agreement
Six West Midlands Trains are expected to then switch to TfW Rail. On October 22, 2020, two of them had tried to do so, but they failed on the way. In October 2016, four offers were shortlisted for the upcoming Wales & Borders franchise: Abellio, the incumbent operator Arriva, a joint venture of Keolis/Amey, and MTR Corporation.   The units were refurbished under Greater Anglia and are initially used cosmetically by TfW Rail (with the exception of the various operator logos), but as they are maintained for the duration of the franchise, it is expected that they will later be revoked in accordance with the TfW Rail specification. In addition, the 153/153/158, which remain until 2022-23, receive DE PRM (Persons with Reduced Mobility – Technical Specifications for Interoperability) changes (the 175ers exceed the RVAR according to which they were built and are accepted without modification). The derogation could have required them to be linked to SMR-compliant units and could have been further limited on the routes on which they can be used (beyond their route authorisation and signed driver depots); However, it was decided not to impose these restrictions, as they could hardly have been complied with in the case of TfW Rail.   In addition to the brand new fleet, the 12,170 will be maintained for the duration of the franchise, but will be used on various routes, including West Wales- and Shrewsbury-Crewe and the Heart of Wales line (which depends on the free movement of units). Six 67 series locomotives have been adapted for use in three sets, each comprising four Mark 4 trolleys and a Mark 4 Driving Van Trailer, which will replace the Mark 3 stock previously used in locomotive traffic. . .