KeolisAmey attributes much of the success of its recent bid to run the new Wales and Borders rail transport system to collaborative working between the private sector and Welsh Government and the innovative and inventive approaches possible when we work together.
The new contract provides endless business opportunities for the supply chain and surrounding communities and brings with it a huge level of expectation.
There is a very obvious need for us to come up with an integrated transport scheme for Wales and in terms of infrastructure, it is not news that we need better arteries in and out of Wales in the North and the South along both the M4 and A55.
The sooner we push ahead with electrification the better, especially if aligned with Cardiff Airport’s continued and encouraging growth. But for a successful outcome, there must be collaboration with Welsh Government and similar dialogue at parliamentary level if Wales is to survive and prosper.
It is a truly monumental time for infrastructure investment in Wales - £10bn at Wylfa and £5bn on the new rail system – which presents amazing opportunities across the board. We must be sure not to lose momentum.
Robert Lloyd Griffiths OBE, Director - Wales