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Welsh Government buys InterCity and regional trains

Rail

by Rhodri Clark
15 June 2021
The Mark 4 service previously belonged to the Rolling Stock Leasing Company Eversholt
The Mark 4 service previously belonged to the Rolling Stock Leasing Company Eversholt

 

In another departure from the 1990s model of rail privatisation, the Welsh Government has purchased InterCity and regional trains.

Through its Transport for Wales company, the government has bought 42 Mark 4 coaches and eight Class 153 single-coach diesel units. The Mark 4s previously belonged to Rolling Stock Leasing Company (ROSCOs) Eversholt, and the Class 153s to the Angel Trains ROSCO. Three ROSCOs were established in the 1990s to lease the entire former British Rail fleet to Train...

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