The Wales Transport Research Centre (WTRC) was set up in 2001 to develop an independent transport analytical facility in Wales. Since then the WTRC has grown into a significant research resource for transport, both in Wales and elsewhere.
The WTRC is Wales’ leading research centre for applied research and consultancy, covering all aspects of air, land and sea transport for both public and private sectors. The Centre operates as an independent academic research centre, whilst maintaining a professional, commercially-focussed approach to its research.
The WTRC has an unrivalled knowledge and expertise of the transport issues of Wales and the surrounding regions. Clients value the flexible approach of our small team of experts, which encompasses significant experience in the transport sector at national, local and European levels. Based in Wales, we provide an unparalleled perspective on Welsh transport issues to clients based in the region and much further afield.
Incorporating government, industry and academic experience, our team has a vast knowledge of past, present and potential future transport issues. Significantly we provide specialist expertise in:
- Aviation – Bus and Train Policy and Operations – Road and Rail Investment – Freight, Logistics and Seaports – Traveller Information Needs and Services – Economic and Market Appraisal
Our clients cover a broad cross section of the public sector to include the Welsh Government, local authorities, public transport operators, and voluntary organisations. Our recent clients have included:
- Welsh Government – European Union – SWWITCH Regional Transport Consortia – Arriva Trains Wales – First Student – First Great Western – Carmarthenshire County Council – City & County of Swansea – Friends of the Earth
The Research Centre has created a strong profile for itself and the University through regular TV and Radio interviews, its monthly Western Mail column, and professionally through learned journals, other articles and conference papers.