Railways: Connectivity

Transport – in the House of Commons on 19th May 2022.

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Photo of Craig Williams Craig Williams Conservative, Montgomeryshire

What steps his Department is taking to connect more towns to the railway network.

Photo of Wendy Morton Wendy Morton Minister of State (Department for Transport)

The Government are investing record levels in rail enhancements across England and Wales. The £500 million restoring your railway fund is currently supporting more than 45 schemes to reconnect communities and reverse the Beeching cuts.

Photo of Craig Williams Craig Williams Conservative, Montgomeryshire

Will my hon. Friend join me in paying tribute to the Carno station action group, which has campaigned for more than two decades to reopen Carno station? I implore her to meet me to talk about the Welsh Government’s kind offer to put forward 25% of the funding to open the station at Carno in Montgomeryshire.

Photo of Wendy Morton Wendy Morton Minister of State (Department for Transport)

I know that my hon. Friend is a fantastic champion for all things to do with Montgomeryshire, particularly for better transport. Sir Peter Hendy’s Union connectivity review supported further improvements between mid-Wales and the midlands. We are obviously considering them very carefully, but I would be more than happy to meet my hon. Friend.