Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood and Elin Jones will today meet with the Traws Link Cymru campaign group to discuss plans to introduce a fully integrated transport system in Wales.
The Party of Wales has pledged to improve rail services across Wales, planning to integrate bus and rail timetables and introduce new light rail networks, combined with active travel proposals, to keep Wales moving.
Elin Jones has supported the campaign of the Traws Link campaigners to reopen the Aberystwyth to Carmarthen railway, something a Plaid Cymru government will continue to work towards.
Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood said:
“Plaid Cymru has put forward an exciting vision for the future of Wales’ transport infrastructure, that includes investing in new light rail networks, community rail and safe walking and cycling routes. We also need to ensure that our public transport networks are fully integrated, so that it is as easy as possible for people to use it in their daily lives.
“The project to reopen the Aberystwyth to Carmarthen railway has been championed by Elin Jones and Plaid Cymru will continue to progress this project.
“Plaid Cymru supports public ownership over the railway and we will continue to seek unrestricted control over awarding future rail franchises.
“When Plaid Cymru was in government we made investing in infrastructure a priority, and Wales continues to feel the benefit of this investment. We are ready to continue with this project, and invest in rail, road and digital infrastructure right across Wales.”
Plaid Cymru Ceredigion candidate Elin Jones said:
“A strong transport network is particularly important in rural communities, and that’s why Plaid Cymru wants to create a fully integrated public transport network. Reopening the railway between Carmarthen and Aberystwyth would be an important step in making this happen.
"This route would be of national strategic importance as a north-south link, and a real boost to the economy of Ceredigion, and the whole of west Wales.”