Jane Hutt welcomes £5bn investment in Welsh railways and new half hourly Vale Rail Service

3176504_93b25a6d
Ever since the Welsh Government re-opened the Vale of Glamorgan rail line,  and funded new stations at Rhoose and Llantwit Major in 2005, I have been calling for a half hourly service between Barry and Bridgend. I was very pleased therefore by the recent announcement from Welsh Government Cabinet Secretary for  Economy and Transport Ken Skates of the new rail franchise and South Wales Metro,  which includes the promise of a half hourly service from Barry to Bridgend from 2023.
 
The move to a half hourly service will be welcomed across the Vale, and is good news for commuters, students and visitors.  It will also improve access to Cardiff Airport. I also welcome the commitment to replacing the rolling stock, and passenger improvements like smart ticketing, cycle lockers and wi-fi at stations and on trains.  And on the South Wales metro, 100% electric traction on all trains operating on valleys line services through Cardiff Queen Street and 45% more seats into Cardiff in the morning peak.
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s