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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.

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. 

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. 

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. These trains have one on-board standard toilet but no accessible toilets. They have two wheelchair spaces, on-board ramps, a public address system and push button doors. They were built in 1987.  

Class 153 Trains

These single-carriage diesel trains operate on the Heart of Wales, West Wales, Conwy Valley, City Line and Cardiff Bay routes. There are 8 of these in the fleet. These trains have one on-board standard toilet but no accessible toilets. They have one wheelchair space, on-board ramps, a public address system and push button doors. They were built in 1987. 

Class 158 Trains

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 175 Trains

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

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 refurbished by the end of this year and will meet all legal accessibility requirements.

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