Pembrokeshire based Labour AM, Eluned Morgan, has welcomed multimillion pound improvements to railway stations across the county as Transport Minister for Wales, Ken Skates gave the green light for £200 million of funding for the scheme.
Stations such as Milford Haven and Clarbeston Road will benefit from CCTV coverage, new and enhanced secure cycling storage facilities and wi-fi. Transport for Wales will engage with local stakeholders to bring disused station space back to life for community use.
Eluned Morgan AM said:
“This is an ambitious plan from the Welsh Government and Transport for Wales to improve the passenger experience at railway stations across the Welsh network. There is a sharp focus on making railway stations cleaner and safer for passengers. Lighting is already being upgraded at many stations including Clunderwen and new litter bins and local area maps will be coming – in an answer to calls made to improve Pembroke Dock station.”
Carmarthen station, earmarked as an ‘interchange station’ will benefit from new retail facilities, information screens and accessible toilets for all.
Marc Tierney, Labour’s Parliamentary Candidate for Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire added: “The announcement today is really positive for communities across the area, bringing them up to date and maximising their potential as transport hubs in the heart of our towns and villages. There is also the prospect of a brand new station at St. Clears. The Welsh Government feasibility study into reopening a railway station at St. Clears has put plans for the station through to the next stage. Re-opening a station at St. Clears would complete a missing piece in the network in West Wales. I trust the UK Government will make the necessary funding available as soon as possible.