• What Metro means for you
    • Rail

      We’re improving our rail infrastructure. We’re currently working on the railway lines to Aberdare, Coryton, Merthyr Tydfil, Rhymney, and Treherbert which are also known as the Core Valleys Lines.

      We’re investing in new faster, greener trains for the South Wales Metro and Wales and Borders rail service.  We’re also busy behind the scenes building  new, more comfortable trains that will provide our customers with a modern, effective, turn-up-and-go Metro.



      We’re working in partnership with local Government in Wales and private bus operators to deliver a cohesive network of routes across South Wales.

      We want more people to travel by bus and for bus travel to be an attractive option.  We’re also planning integrated ticketing to make travelling in Wales seamless and less complicated.


      Active travel

      We’ll build on the considerable work carried out by Welsh local authorities in the past few years to make walking and cycling to and from our key transport hubs easier.

      Safer, more attractive walking and cycling routes and facilities will make travelling around our towns, cities and villages easier.  Initially, we’ll improve our railway stations so that it’s easier to walk and cycle to and from them.


      Integrated transport

      We’ll continue to improve the integration of bus, rail and active travel to improve connections and make travel easier. Improvements will include better cycle parking at rail and bus stations, demand-responsive public transport, and integrated ticketing which can be used across bus and rail services.

  • What improvements can you expect?
    • We’ll be running more weekday and Sunday services than ever before:



      • four services per hour between Cardiff and the Heads of each Valley 
      • two of the four services from Treherbert, Aberdare and Merthyr Tydfil will go on from Cardiff to Cardiff Bay
      • two services per hour between Cardiff and Shrewsbury via Abergavenny
      • an hourly service between Cardiff and Cheltenham via Chepstow.



      • two services per hour on Sundays between Cardiff and the heads of each Valley
      • from June 2024 the City line will be getting its first ever Sunday service. This will be followed by the Coryton line in 2025.
      • the first-ever Sunday service on the Maesteg line, with one service every two hour, increasing to an hourly service
      • an extra service per hour between Cardiff and Bridgend via the Vale of Glamorgan Line
      • an hourly service between Cardiff and Cheltenham via Chepstow.


Key Metro programmes

The South Wales Metro brings together five important programmes which are at various stages of feasibility, planning and delivery.

Planning and delivery stage


Feasibility stage


Will my journey be disrupted by Metro construction?

Find out more about some of the work we're doing to construct Metro.


What will Metro look like?

Take a look at some of the exciting changes Metro will bring.