Whilst welcoming the investment that Network Rail is making in infrastructure to link London to Glasgow and Edinburgh via the Midlands and the North West of England, I am extremely disappointed that there is not a similar commitment to Wales.
I have previously lobbied Westminster, the First Minister and the Deputy First Minister on the importance of a fast link from Swansea and Cardiff to Paddington. This would be an extremely ‘green’ investment and would help promote the economy of Wales whilst encouraging people to use the train service rather than cars.
I am seeking to find out what the Assembly Government has been doing (if anything) on this and have written to Lord Adonis as well as to the First Minister and Deputy First Minster.
The deafening silence from the Assembly Government on this issue is worrying to say the least.