Consultation on South West Wales Metro launched

The rail network in South West Wales.

The Welsh Government has launched a consultation on proposed improvements to rail and other transport services in South West Wales.

These include increased frequency of long-distance strategic services, increased local services from West Wales to Carmarthen and Swansea, new stations and improvements to existing stations, and development of a Swansea Bay and West Wales Metro network.

Ken Skates, Minister for Economy and Transport, Welsh Government.

There are also proposals to improve line speeds, and so reduce journey times, and to build a new station at St Clears, between Carmarthen and Whitland.

Ken Skates, Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales in the Welsh Government, said: “These proposals look to the future, our recovery from Covid and the development of a high-quality, integrated transport system fit for purpose.

“They are all about making it easier to travel, whether by train, bus, bike or on foot. It’s about making it easier to get to work or school, to your hospital appointment or to get out and about in the evenings and weekends using public transport.”

James Price, Transport for Wales.

Transport for Wales chief executive James Price added: “Our aim is to deliver a transport network the people of Wales are proud of and, to help us achieve this, it’s vital we hear from as many people as possible.

“It’s an exciting opportunity to help shape transport plans in South West Wales and we would encourage everyone to engage with the consultation.”

The consultation runs from 16 March 2021 for 12 weeks.

2 Comments on "Consultation on South West Wales Metro launched"

  1. CATHRIN ELERI HUMPHREYS | 10 June 2021 at 17:21 | Reply

    Good afternoon

    I have missed the closing date for the consultation.

    Would you be able to take my comments from here

  2. CATHRIN ELERI HUMPHREYS | 10 June 2021 at 17:29 | Reply

    I support option 15 for Swansea Bay from Swansea via Ammanford to Gwaun Cae Gurwen.

    The track is there and needs to be upgraded for the 21 century by providing new platforms etc. I live in mid Wales but would love to travel on the line from Ammanford to Gwaun Cae Gurwen. Hopefully this will go ahead soon so me and my family can travel on the Cambrian Line from Caersws(hopefully Carno soon) to Shrewsbury, and then down on the Heat of Wales Line to Pantyffynnon and then up on the line to Gwaun Cae Gurwen. I look forward to you reply on this matter. Miss Humphreys a native of the Amman Valley

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