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Hull construction software firm makes key £738m deal with Transport for Wales

Hull-based construction software providers Sypro is now a key partner in a Transport for Wales infrastructure project worth £738m.

The new integrated transport project, which forms Phase 2 of the South Wales Metro, will improve bus and rail links for businesses, commuters and residents in the Cardiff region.

In what is seen as the largest infrastructure venture for the country, the scheme will improve connectivity for 1.5 million users and increase transport frequency on rail routes between Cardiff and Merthyr Tydfil, Aberdare, Treherbert, Rhymney and Coryton.

In addition, there will be five new Metro rail stations at Crwys Road, Treforest Estate, Gabalfa, Loudon Square, and Cardiff Bay as well as improvements to the 52 other stations in the South Wales Metro and Cardiff network.

Implementing the Contract Manager software system, Sypro and Transport for Wales will ensure contractual compliance and management efficiencies for infrastructure links including the electrification of 172km of track.

Simon Hunt, CEO of Sypro, said of the link up with Transport for Wales, added: “We’re proud to be part of this infrastructure development for Cardiff and for Wales as a whole.

“It shows the value our software can have along with the confidence and reliability of its application in such a major enterprise.

“Whilst Contract Manager will help contractual obligations, it will also be an invaluable tool to help maximise the value of the project and provide operational insights which will assist the smooth running of this exciting infrastructure development.”

Work on Phase 2 begins in the summer of 2019 and completion by 2023.

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