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Valley Lines electrification

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Metro is a new transport system that will transform the way we travel around the Cardiff Capital Region.
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Electrification of the Valley Lines offers the opportunity for a step change in mobility and connectivity to employment centres for our Valleys communities.

It will also provide  a larger employment catchment area for businesses looking to invest in the region. 

The Valley Lines that will be electrified are the:

  • Vale of Glamorgan Line (including the Barry and Penarth lines)
  • Maesteg Line
  • Treherbert, Aberdare and Merthyr Tydfil Lines
  • Rhymney Line; the Ebbw Vale Line and the City Line (including the Cardiff Bay and Coryton Lines)

The Valley Lines Electrification project has been integrated into the Metro programme as the Valley Lines Modernisation scheme.