Nick Raises Rail Transport Concerns in Senedd

Monmouth AM, Nick Ramsay, raised local concerns about our unreliable train services in the business statement in the Senedd yesterday.

The local Assembly Member referred to complaints from constituents who travel to Hereford Sixth Form College by train from Monmouthshire and are concerned at the number of services that are either cancelled at short notice or delayed, making it difficult to plan their studies especially with the exam season approaching.

Nick asked:” So, what assurance can we give to my constituents and other passengers on Transport for Wales that, whatever the reason for these current delays and problems with the service, these are being dealt with by the Welsh Government and normal service can resume as quickly as possible?

Rebecca Evans AM on behalf of the Welsh Government replied:” As you indicated, we have very recently had a debate on railway services here in the Assembly Chamber, led by the Minister, Ken Skates. Certainly, Transport for Wales is working very hard to improve the situation and to deliver the kind of investments now that we have agreed with them. I'm sure that Ken Skates would be happy to bring forward another statement in due course so that Members will have the opportunity to reflect on their constituents' experiences of the new franchise and also to quiz the Minister on delivery. “