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Transport for Wales (TfW), the transport operator that took over running the Wales and Borders rail network two years ago, has won the Excellence in Technology and Innovation and the Apprentice of the Year Awards at the 2020 Wales Transport Awards.

Finalists from across Wales competed for 11 awards in a variety of different categories, ranging from Coach Operator of the Year to Transport Team of the Year.

Fleet apprentice Joshua Lane was named apprentice of the year, while the Transport for Wales Operational planning team won for its Automated Intelligent Video Review cameras.

Rick Fisher, TfW.

Rick Fisher and Adam Terry from the TfW Operational Planning Team said: “We’re absolutely thrilled to win the Excellence in Technology and Innovation Award tonight.

“Putting innovation first is part of our core philosophy at Transport for Wales Rail Services as we aim to give our customers the best service possible.

“Our AIVR cameras are changing the way we map our network so we can address problems sooner to keep more customers moving, safely.

“We’d like to thank our innovation partners at One Big Circle for their work with us on the project as well as our operational teams and Network Rail colleagues.”

Rowan Phillips, TfW.

Fleet engineering manager Rowan Phillips, who has worked with Joshua Lane throughout his apprenticeship, commented: “We’re so pleased that Josh has won the apprentice of the year award.

“Apprenticeships are incredibly important to our vision at Transport for Wales, investing in young people as part of the wellbeing of future generations.

“Having just completed the third year of his rail traction and rolling stock engineering apprenticeship, Joshua has shown true ability, professionalism and commitment to our values – he also displays a fantastic thirst for knowledge!”

Mention must also be made of another of TfW’s apprentices, Tianna Morgan-Seivwright, who made the final shortlist of the Women in Rail’s Apprentice of the Year category at the end of September.

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