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.”