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Transport for Wales: The journey so far, Abergele

  • Lecture
  • Abergele
  • 19 March 2020
  • 18:00 - 20:00
Transport for Wales: The journey so far, Abergele

About this event

Event postponed

This event has been postponed.


Transport for Wales started operating the Wales and Borders Franchise just over 12 months ago. We have ambitious and exciting plans for the whole of the rail network and have made some bold commitment to improve passenger experiences across the breadth of the country. Our aim is to create a transport network that the people of Wales are proud of. We are investing in stations, rolling stock, improving journey times and capacity and increasing frequency.

We also have exciting plans for the North Wales Metro focussed - connecting people, places, communities and businesses with an integrated transport network to support the Welsh Governments Prosperity for All national strategy. This is the Government’s long-term aim is to build a Wales that is prosperous and secure, healthy and active, ambitious and learning, and united and connected. Our plans for the future are all underpinned by the Well-being of Future Generations Act – understanding the long-term impact of our decisions, to work better with people, communities and each other, and to prevent persistent problems such as poverty, health inequalities and climate change.

Refreshments will be served before the lecture, which will start at 18.30.


Ioan Jenkins

Development Director, KeolisAmey

Ioan Jenkins

A Welsh speaker with a background in sustainable development and social partnership, Ioan began his career with British Coal in South Wales prior to privatisation before then joining Celtic Energy Limited to lead the management of the Eastpit Opencast Site in Tairgwaith, East Merthyr Reclamation Scheme, Cwmbargoed Processing Plant and Llanilid Opencast Site near Bridgend. He has held the roles of Head of Community Regeneration with BITC, Chief Executive of Young Enterprise Wales and Director of BTCV Cymru before becoming Development Director for Tidal Lagoon Power.

Ioan was instrumental in the development of Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay and Tidal Lagoon Colwyn Bay. He led the development of the supply chain in Wales and successfully championed the independent Wales Tidal Industry Advisory Group. He remains an advisor to Tidal Lagoon Power.

As Development Director for KeolisAmey in Wales, Ioan is now responsible for supporting the integration of this world-class joint venture as the operator of Transport for Wales Rail Services. He leads on all aspects of corporate engagement in Wales.

Event venue

Kinmel Manor Spa Hotel
St Georges Road
Abergele LL22 9AS
United Kingdom

For more information please contact:

Felicity White

e: [email protected]