The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales Ken Skates has written to the Secretary of State for Transport, setting out the argument to build four new railway stations across Wales.
The contenders for funding from the New Stations Fund 3 are:
- Deeside Parkway, on the Borderlands Line in north Wales
- Carno, on the Cambrian Mainline in mid Wales
- St Clears on the Great Western Mainline in west Wales
- Ely Mill on the City Line in Cardiff, in south Wales
The Transport Minister also invited the Transport Secretary to discuss further priorities for rail investment, including new stations at Greenfield and Magor. He put forward suggestions for the New Ideas Fund, such as the restoration of passenger services on the line between Gaerwen and Amlwch on Anglesey and an expressed interest in using the Accelerating Existing Proposals fund to restore the line and services to Abertillery in South Wales. He also took the opportunity to reiterate the case strongly for plans which included the Aberystwyth to Carmarthen and Bangor to Caernarfon re-openings.