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For the surviving urban rail network around Cardiff, formerly operated by this franchise but today by Arriva Trains Wales, see Valley Lines

Valley Lines
Franchise(s): Valley Lines
1995 – 2001
Main region(s): Cardiff and South Wales Valleys
Other region(s): Bridgend and Vale of Glamorgan
Fleet size: 36
Stations called at: ?
Parent company: Prism Rail

Valley Lines was the trading name of the Cardiff Railway Company, the franchise which operated most of these services (the Maesteg Line being the exception, which was operated by Wales and West) from privatisation in 1996 until 2001, when it became part of the new Wales and Borders franchise. Both franchises were part of the National Express Group. The company operated on what is the Valley Lines network in South Wales.


Class Image Type Top speed Number Built
mph km/h
Class 142 Pacer Diesel multiple unit 75 120 15 1985
Class 143 Pacer 143607 at Gloucester.JPG Diesel multiple unit 75 120 14 1985 - 1986
Class 150/2 Sprinter 150279 at Gloucester.JPG Diesel multiple unit 75 120 6 1985 - 1987
Preceded by
Regional Railways
As part of British Rail
Operator of Valley Lines franchise
1995 - 2001
Succeeded by
Wales and Borders
Wales and Borders franchise


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