Transport for Wales is looking to extend its use of Class 37-hauled trains into 2020.
TfW Commercial and Customer Experience Director Colin Lea told RAIL that the locomotive-hauled trains on the Rhymney Line “are doing very well” at the moment, and are proving to be popular with passengers.
“They are filling a gap and providing critical capacity on the peak flows. We’re looking at dispensation for them to continue a little longer,” he said.
“We were expecting the ‘769s’ to be here by now. But they’re not and we needed a short-term capacity uplift on the Rhymney Line, which is very busy."
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