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Pullman Rail sold to Transport for Wales

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Transport for Wales (TfW), the not-for-profit organisation owned by the Welsh Government, has signed a deal to buy Pullman Rail off Colas Rail UK.

Pullman is a provider of specialist engineering services for UK rail vehicles, and operates from Canton depot in Cardiff, which is run by TfW. The depot is where the majority of TfW’s trains are serviced, cleaned and maintained.  

TfW has said this new deal will allow them to develop better close working at the depot. They added this new arrangement will improve the depot’s capacity and resilience to support the introduction of their flagship Metro scheme, alongside new rolling stock for the Wales and Borders network.

James Price, Transport for Wales.

TfW CEO James Price said: “High performing and enterprising, Pullman reflect many of TfW’s own values. Pullman has been operating in the UK for more than 25 years, delivering high quality products and services. This technical expertise, quality workmanship and innovation are integral to the UK rail industry, ensuring legacy fleet can be maintained.  

“TfW are proud to be aligned with this strong heritage and of the opportunities this partnership will present for the growth of both organisations in the future, in improving rail services for our passengers and securing jobs locally in Wales.”

Pullman will continue to operate as a stand-alone business. 

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