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Ten more years of Pacer trains, Valley Line passengers warned

RAIL

Andrew Forster
18 October 2013
Pacers: plenty of life in them
Pacers: plenty of life in them

 

Rail passengers on the Cardiff Valleys network of lines may have to endure the unpopular Pacer trains for another decade, Welsh Assembly members have been told.

The Class 142/143 Pacer railbuses are the mainstay of local rail services on the Cardiff Valley routes. Built in the mid-1980s at a time when British Rail was cash-strapped they have been criticised for their ride quality, with politicians and rail campaigners urging their withdrawal. 

But Keith Howard, commercial director of...

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