Governments Explore New Rail Links between England and Wales

The UK and Welsh governments are working together on a 2.7 million GBP study that will explore options for new rail stations and services on the South Wales Main Line.

Several proposals will be considered as part of this study, including the development of five new stations between Cardiff and Severn Tunnel.

England Wales Rail
Cardiff Central station
Transport Minister, Richard Holden said:

“Delivering better transport links is a vital part of how we transform opportunities for people from across the United Kingdom.

“That’s why I am so delighted that, working with the Welsh Government, we are getting the ball rolling on in-depth work to boost connectivity and drive growth.”

This study follows recommendations in Lord Hendy’s 2021 review of transport connectivity between the UK nations by aiming to relieve traffic congestion on the M4.

The report’s research highlighted the importance of cross-border travel between Wales and England, and the UK government now hopes to strengthen these links.

Secretary of State for Wales David TC Davies said:

“Good transport connections between south Wales and western England are essential for the economy in Wales, enabling businesses to grow and flourish and making life easier for people to travel for work and leisure.

“This funding from the UK government is vital in exploring how best to relieve congestion across south Wales. I’m pleased to work with the Welsh Government on plans that could have a huge impact on the many thousands of people who use the transport network in south Wales every day.”

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