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South Wales Argus Column – 7th May 2018

A long standing issue in my constituency over many years has been the proposed re-opening of the railway link between Ebbw Vale and Newport. Today, residents in my constituency can board trains to and from Cardiff at Newbridge, Crosskeys or Risca and Pontymister. Yet if they want to journey to Newport by train they must […]


Rail electrification scheme ‘a shambles’, says Islwyn MP

Islwyn MP Chris Evans has labelled the government’s decision to scrap the electrification of the Great Western Railway between Cardiff and Swansea as ‘a shambles’.


Islwyn MP hits out at ‘overspending’ railway electrification project

The MP for Islwyn, Chris Evans, has hit out during Treasury Questions at the cost and delays of the Great Western Railway electrification project and asked Ministers how they will stop projects overspending in future. Pointing out that the railway electrification project was supposed to provide ‘huge economic benefits’, the Gwent MP said the project […]