The Anonymous Widower

Global Centre Of Rail Excellence Takes A Step Forward With Formal Partnership Arrangements

The title of this post is the same as that of this article on Wales Online.

This is the first two paragraphs.

The planned £100m Global Centre of Rail Excellence on the border of Neath Port Talbot and Powys will take a step closer to reality when councillors meet to formalise partnership arrangements next week.

Plans for the centre which were announced by the Welsh Government last summer involve a new facility to test trains in the UK.

In my view this centre is much needed, so that trains manufactured and modified in the UK, can be adequately tested in as short a time as possible.

Sending trains to be tested half-way across Europe, as currently sometimes happens, is not an efficient method of getting trains into service.


May 5, 2019 Posted by | Transport | , , | Leave a comment