- Posted by: Mike Hedges MS
- Category: Assembly Questions
The Minister knows I’m very keen on developing the infrastructure within the region and believe that it’s highly important to have a well-developed infrastructure in order that people can get around to their different places of work in the region. Can the Minister give an update on rail electrification to Swansea and on any possible improvements to local train services within the region?
Improvements to local train services are obviously a matter of budget. We have made various improvements. In terms of electrification, we are very hopeful that the continuing plans for electrification will continue, but I think it’s important that, as an Assembly, we make the UK Government understand that we want no delay on these matters. However, we are awaiting a report from Peter Hendy, who will be reporting to the UK Government, and it’s important to recognise what happens in terms of that report. But electrification to Swansea is the key for economic development within south Wales and further west.