Rail Electrification: South Wales

Part of The Secretary of State Was Asked – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 13th July 2017.

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Photo of Chris Grayling Chris Grayling The Secretary of State for Transport 12:00 am, 13th July 2017

I appreciate the importance of transport to Swansea, and that is precisely why I am doing what the hon. Lady’s constituents will want, which is to deliver them a better journey experience not in several years’ time but this autumn. They will have a new generation of trains that will provide much better journeys to London, which is exactly the kind of service they want. When the first new train comes to Swansea, I hope that she will be there to see it and will realise what a difference it will make to her constituents’ rail journeys in south Wales and elsewhere.