Penarth Conservative AM Andrew R T Davies (South Wales Central) on a visit to Canton Rail Depot in Cardiff – has welcomed a £100million investment in a new facility in Taffs Well

Penarth AM Andrew R T Davies has warned that the Welsh Labour Government’s 4-year timescale for carrying out a £100,000,000 investment in Valley Lines rail infrastructure will be a “source of frustration” for passengers from Penarth and other major conurbations in the area.

Mr Davies who is AM South Wales Central AM (which includes Penarth) and is Leader of the Conservatives in the Welsh Assembly, has said  “Problems with punctuality and overcrowding on Valley Lines services has been a source of frustration to passengers for many years – and I welcome the news of this investment.

He said “Whether you’re in Barry, Cardiff, Pontypridd or Penarth – the service has not been good enough – and this £100million depot will be of huge benefit.”

But Mr Davies warns that “passengers will rightly be concerned about the timescale the Welsh Government have announced – when it is clear action must be taken far sooner.”.

He says it’s “imperative the Cabinet Secretary  [Transport Minister Ken Skates] takes action in the short term to improve services for commuters across South Wales.”


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  1. David Mathew says:

    Yes indeed the big question is whether Transport for Wales can procure sufficient diesel units for the short term to make a real difference this year well before tram trains et al.As Scotrail,Great Western and Greater Anglia and other Train Operating Co’s cascade Class 150/170 sets out then TfW must get their hands on these diesel trains for the immediate term and not just replace the Pacers one for one.

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