The Swansea Bay Metro is in the early stages of development and aim to transform the transport network in the Swansea Bay area. 

We’re currently undertaking studies in conjunction with the Welsh Government and local authorities to develop plans for this ambitious scheme which will provide better connectivity within South West Wales. We’re also investigating the potential for faster services between West and South Wales.
These plans will transform public transport in the Swansea Bay area, boosting the local economy and providing better access to job and leisure opportunities.

What improvements will we be making in South West Wales?

From 2022, we’ll be introducing new trains on services through the Swansea Bay area, increasing capacity on services to West Wales and between South West Wales and Manchester. You can expect faster journeys and a better onboard experience.

From 2024, we’ll be introducing a first-class service between Swansea and Manchester on our new trains, providing a new high-quality service for our customers on long-distance journeys.

A number of South Wales Metro projects have been part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government.