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Evaluation of the Central Valleys Railway Package

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  • Release date: 25 January 2018
The Central Valleys Railway (CVR) Package was developed to encourage modal shift from car to rail through the provision of the improved rail infrastructure: a new rail station at Energlyn and a new passing loop at Tir-Phil station.

Three objectives were set out for the CVR Package.

  • Objective 1: Provide enhanced infrastructure to encourage modal shift reducing the level of car usage, particularly single occupancy journeys.
  • Objective 2: Enhance accessibility to employment opportunities and key services via sustainable modes, enabling local people to access education and training opportunities and the major employment locations within Wales.
  • Objective 3: Reduce harmful greenhouse gas emission levels through additional rail services.
The evaluation examined the implementation and impact of the project. The final report identifies a number of lessons which could help in improving delivery for future rail projects in Wales.


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