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Train Accessibility

New trains and a major programme of refurbishment will result in increased on-board accessibility for our customers.

In the meantime, you can check our on-board facilities in our Making Rail Accessible leaflet or see below.

These are the services that are not fully accessible 

Monday-Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Class 142 Trains

These two-carriage diesel trains operate on the Cardiff Valleys network and local services in South Wales. There are 15 of these in the fleet. These trains have one on-board standard toilet but no accessible toilets. They have two wheelchair spaces, on-board ramps, a public address system, fold-down seats, and push-button doors. They were built between 1985-1987. These trains will be removed from service in 2020.

 

Class 143 Trains

These two-carriage diesel trains operate on the Cardiff Valleys network and local services in South Wales. There are 15 of these in the fleet. These trains have one on-board standard toilet but no accessible toilets. They have two wheelchair spaces, on-board ramps, a public address system, fold-down seats and push button doors. They were built between 1985-1986. These trains will be removed from service in 2020.

 

Please be aware that our Class 142 and 143 trains do not feature fully accessible facilities, including toilets. We apologise for this inconvenience and are doing all we can to improve this situation. Details of the services impacted by this issue will soon be available here.

Class 150 Trains

These two-carriage diesel trains operate on the Cardiff Valleys network and local services in South Wales. There are 36 of these in the fleet. They have two wheelchair spaces, on-board ramps, a public address system and push button doors. These trains are being fitted with one accessible toilet per train and passenger information screens. So far, we have modified 20 of these trains and all will be modified by Summer 2020. They were built in 1987.

 

Class 153 Trains

Front of a 153 train in Transport for Wales livery

These single-carriage diesel trains operate on the Heart of Wales, West Wales, Conwy Valley, City Line and Cardiff Bay routes. There are 22 of these in the fleet. They have one wheelchair space, onboard ramps, a public address system and push button doors. 13 of these trains are being fitted with one accessible toilet per train and passenger information screens. So far, we have modified 4 of these trains and all will be modified by Summer 2020. The 9 trains that are not being modified will be replaced by new trains in 2020. They were built in 1987.

 

Class 158 Trains

A 158 train in Transport for Wales livery

These two-carriage diesel trains operate long distance services across the network. There are 24 of these in the fleet. These trains have two on-board standard toilets. Although there is one accessible toilet on-board, the maximum door width is 580mm. There are two wheelchair spaces, on-board ramps, a public and automatic address system, baby change facilities and push button doors. They were built between 1989-1992.

 

Class 170 Trains

170 train in Transport for Wales livery

These two or three carriage diesel trains operate long-distance services across the network. There are 12 of these in the fleet. These trains have one accessible toilet. There are two wheelchair spaces, on-board ramps, a public and automatic address system, baby change facilities and push-button doors. They were built between 1999-2001.

 

Class 175 Trains

A 175 train in Transport for Wales livery

These two or three carriage diesel trains operate long distance services across the network. There are 27 of these in the fleet. These trains have two on-board standard

toilets and one accessible toilet. There are two wheelchair spaces, on-board ramps, a public and automatic address system, baby change facilities and push button doors. They were built between 1999-2001.

 

Locomotive-Hauled Coach Engine and four coaches (Mark II & III)

Loco unit in Transport for Wales livery

These operate from Holyhead to Cardiff and Manchester in both directions. There are 2 of these in the fleet. These trains have on-board ramps and a public address and automatic address system.

These trains have four on-board standard toilets but no accessible toilets.

There is wheelchair space in standard class only. Doors to the train are not power-operated and have to be opened manually from the door handle on the outside of the train. There is a restaurant car on-board but this does not have a suitable wheelchair space.

They were built between 1989-1992. As part of our commitment to accessibility, these trains will be replaced by new trains by May 2020. These trains will meet all legal accessibility requirements.

Please be aware that our Locomotive-Hauled Coach Engine and four coaches do not feature fully accessible facilities, including toilets. We apologise for this inconvenience and are doing all we can to improve this situation. Details of the services impacted by this issue will soon be available here.