Case study

Wales and Borders PQQ

Abellio Group for Transport for Wales

Wales Train - Osirix Consulting

Project Overview

The Wales & Borders franchise covers the majority of rail services in Wales, with some services in the bordering English regions and counties, notably North West England, the West Midlands, and Gloucestershire, with services operated to Birmingham New Street, Crewe and Manchester Piccadilly.


Worked as part of a close-knit team to deliver the PQQ, with responsibility for the Health & Safety and Environment submissions.


Undertook extensive research and analysis to support the submission, working with respective leads in Abellio Group and its Operating Companies e.g. Greater Anglia and Merseyrail


Worked with Carillion and Aecom to obtain relevant case studies and input from their organisations.


Submitted on time and shortlisted for the ITT. Subsequently, Abellio participated in the ITT phase but withdrew in February 2018 due the insolvency of its JV partner Carillion.