September 15, 2017

My Call for Action on Rail Electrification

On 21st July, the Tory Transport Secretary Chris Grayling MP, slipped out a written statement in Parliament on the last day before the summer break cancelling electrification of the mainline between Cardiff and Swansea. The Government have tried to present this as ‘good’ news on the basis there will be no disruption for passengers and residents living near the line …

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August 1, 2017

Investing in the Transport Infrastructure Cardiff Needs

Last week the government tried to sneak out its announcement that the mainline from Cardiff to Swansea won’t be electrified, despite numerous promises over a long period of time that it would be. This is the latest in a long catalogue of delay, disregard and decision making that ignores Wales and our infrastructure needs. Since being elected in 2015, I …

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July 10, 2017

Piling – Information from Network Rail

I have recently been in contact with Network Rail regarding future piling work that is necessary as part of their work to electrify the South Wales Mainline to London. As part of the project, Network Rail need to undertake piling work to install the Overhead Line Equipment (OLE) that will power the new electric trains.  In order to install the OLE, …

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