Geraint Davies MP

Working hard for Swansea - yn gweithio dros Abertawe

Tory incompetence threatens to delay Swansea rail electrification 5 years after Cardiff to 2024

"We already get a raw deal compared to Cardiff and if electrification arrives in Cardiff in 2019 a full five years before Swansea through the incompetence of the Conservative Government this would be bad news for Investors and business here.

"Swansea is open for business with massive investment in our universities and the prospect of a tidal lagoon and city deal.

"We need to be part of the electrified European rail network sooner rather than later and not left off the electric line for five years after it arrives in Cardiff. Swansea must not pay the price of Tory cost mismanagement. 
"If the Government has £50 billion to pay for the south-north high speed rail in England we need to endure the east-west gets a fair share and isn't short changed.

"We need rail electrification to Swansea by the 2020 election not a 2024 promise which means it won't happen until after 2025. We need to unite with one voice to ensure we get our fair share sooner not later"


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