Councillor raises issues about railway services
A LLANELLI town councillor has met with Transport For Wales to raise residents concerns and call for improvements to station facilities and to services on the rail network.
Sean Rees, who represents the Glanymor ward said: “I would like to thank Transport for Wales for the opportunity to have a productive meeting which lasted for over two hours.
“At the heart of the discussions was the ongoing disruption as it is clearly not acceptable for rail fares to continue to increase while we are often having to cope with delays, overcrowded carriages and unacceptable conditions at our stations.
“I was very pleased, however, to hear that over £194 million is now planned for station improvements across Wales and that Llanelli has been classified as a ‘Flagship Station’ for part of this investment. The new franchise will now need to work hard to restore public confidence in their ability to provide the reliable and improved services as outlined in their franchise bid. At the heart of that must be ambition, vision and community engagement.”
Hugh Evans, stakeholder liaison manager for Transport For Wales added: “This was a really positive meeting with Mr Rees and we look forward to working with all stakeholders and customers in and around Llanelli to deliver a rail service that the public will be proud of. We have a strong community rail element in our solution and this will be critical in helping us deliver our ambitious plans for now and the future.”
Councillor Sean Rees.