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Clarity required on Metro scheme

As the Welsh government publishes its proposals for the south Wales Metro project today, Welsh Conservative Shadow Minister for Transport, William Graham AM, said:

 

“The Metro must be more than just colourful lines on a publicity campaign’s map.

 

“We need further clarity on how the scheme will work in practice and how gaps in service throughout south Wales will be filled.

 

“With recent mixed claims about how much a relief road will cost, Labour’s lack of transparency on the M4 is an example of how they approach infrastructure projects.

 

“We need more leadership on the introduction of a Metro system if its benefits are ever to be fully realised.

 

“It’s thanks to the UK Government’s commitment to electrify Welsh railtrack – the biggest investment in our railways since the Victorian age – that this is possible.

 

“Without it, a metro system simply couldn’t happen.”