Help choose a charity for TfW’s Cardiff-Holyhead train

Transport for Wales Mk4 DVT
Transport for Wales Mk4 DVT

Transport for Wales (TfW) is asking the public to choose which one of thee charities will appear in the side of its Driving Van Trailers (DVT) units which will shortly start on the Cardiff to Holyhead Service.

Three sets of Mk4 Coaches have been branded in TfW colours for the route in 2021 which includes the “Gerald of Wales” Premier Services at each end of the set will have a DVT and a class 87 locomotive featuring the charity.

Transport for Wales Class 67 Mk4
Transport for Wales Class 67 Mk4

TfW staff shortlisted the three charities which are:

Mind Cymru

Every year, one in four of us will experience a mental health problem. But thousands of people are still struggling. We believe no-one should have to face a mental health problem alone. We’ll listen, give you support and advice, and fight your corner by campaigning to improve government policy.

A brand campaign will help us get mental health information and support to everyone who needs it in Wales. Don’t let anyone face a mental health problem alone. Vote for Mind Cymru.


The Royal National Lifeboat Institution

The RNLI saves lives at sea. From Flint to Penarth, we educate, influence, supervise and rescue anybody who needs us on the coast.

Tens of thousands of people like you will visit the coast on TfW trains in 2020, please help to keep us at the front of people’s minds by voting for us.

The sea does not discriminate and neither do we, we will always be there to help anyone who finds themselves in difficulty. Our world-class lifeboats and lifeguards have been saving people for almost 200 years and we intend to be a part of Welsh coastlines forever.


Wales Air Ambulance

The Wales Air Ambulance charity is the only air ambulance service based in, and dedicated, to Wales. Since our launch in 2001, we have become the largest air ambulance operation in the UK. Our critical care consultants and practitioners are highly skilled, and we carry some of the most pioneering equipment in the world. We are now nearing 38,000 missions and we introduced an overnight helicopter in December, making us a 24-hour operation – and making donations more important than ever.

We need to raise £8 million every year. Your vote will help us raise awareness of our lifesaving service.


James Price, Transport for Wales CEO, said: “The introduction of new rolling stock to our fleet is always a landmark moment, but I’m delighted that we are making it a little more special by using this as an opportunity to celebrate and promote the great work that our leading charities do.

This is particularly important during this challenging time when so many people are reliant on the support that these charities provide. It will undoubtedly be a very competitive poll, and all three nominated charities will be worthy winners. I wish everyone involved the very best of luck!

The poll will run on TfW’s twitter account until 17th February.