High powered public and private sector team unites to fight for rail electrification and Swansea Bay Metro

A meeting convened by Geraint Davies Swansea West met at Swansea University today to support the proposition

“We unite as businesses, councils, universities, MPs, AMs and other groups from Swansea Bay City Region and beyond in calling upon the U.K. Government to reinstate the commitment to rail electrification to Swansea alongside developing a Swansea Bay Metro system as part of a South Wales integrated transport system”

 

Said Geraint Davies MP  “we brought together our two universities, businesses like Tata Steel and Admiral Insurance, the FSB, ASLEF, the councils of Swansea, Pembrokeshire and Bridgend plus Julie James AM, Rebecca Evans AM and Nia Griffiths MP to unite behind calling for Transport investment in Swansea Bay City Region that will be integrated and sustainable to deliver new prosperity. 

“The Swansea Bay City Deal will increase the demand for journeys and the Swansea Metro includes proposal to reduce travel time to Cardiff by half an hour plus better connectivity across our City Region and beyond. With the uncertainty of Brexit we need Transport investment now to keep us moving forward and our fair share of funding as HS2 provides faster trains up and down England. We will not sit back and let money intended for rail electrification to Swansea be spent elsewhere. The business case for Swansea Bay Transport investment is stronger than ever and we will not rest until we get our fair share.”

 

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