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Re: The Interchange

PostThu May 13, 2021 8:20 pm

Msmurf wrote: This is all part of the plan so I have high hopes for Metro. I expect to see Cardiff Bus and Newport Bus services rebranded (or co-branded ?) as Metro sooner or later.


There's government bill on bus services due to be presented to the senedd later this year. The details are sketchy but essentially it will introduce a franchise system for bus services in Wales where the public sector (possibly TFW, possibly the local councils or most likely regional consortia of councils in conjuntion with TfW) invites tenders to provide services.

This is broadly similar to the system used in London where bus services all use TfL / London Transport branding despite being provided by multiple companies. As Msmurf says it would make sense to use the Metro brand in SE Wales and possibly the TfW / Wales & Borders brand elsewhere.
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Re: The Interchange

PostSat May 15, 2021 1:36 pm

The Metro brand is good for Cardiff region, but TfW Rail name is not clear and confused with TfW government body. Why cant rail services (non-metro) be rebranded as Rail Wales - similar to Scot Rail.
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Re: The Interchange

PostSat May 15, 2021 2:56 pm

Msmurf wrote:The Metro brand is good for Cardiff region, but TfW Rail name is not clear and confused with TfW government body. Why cant rail services (non-metro) be rebranded as Rail Wales - similar to Scot Rail.


Agreed.
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Re: The Interchange

PostSat May 15, 2021 7:37 pm

Msmurf wrote:The Metro brand is good for Cardiff region, but TfW Rail name is not clear and confused with TfW government body. Why cant rail services (non-metro) be rebranded as Rail Wales - similar to Scot Rail.


That would be a great idea. Unfortunately the agreement between the UK Government and the Welsh Government that allowed the Welsh Government to award the franchise stipulated that TfW must use the branding "Wales and Borders" for any cross border services.
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Re: The Interchange

PostSun May 16, 2021 6:08 am

RAIL WALES
and borders

SORTED
Build it and they will come.
Get it wrong and they will fall off.
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Re: The Interchange

PostSun May 16, 2021 3:59 pm

Msmurf wrote:RAIL WALES
and borders

SORTED


We can take lessons from the ECB.

ECB = ENGLAND (and Wales) Cricket Board.
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