Reactivating the abandoned electrification scheme between Cardiff and Swansea has been identified as a priority for a new Wales Rail Board that MPs want to see created by the autumn.
The new body to improve Wales’ rail infrastructure, announced on July 14, would comprise the UK and Welsh governments, Network Rail and train operators.
A report by the Welsh Affairs Committee said it should be tasked with “identifying and developing a prioritised set of proposals for rail infrastructure improvement and investment”.
The report describes the current management of Wales’ railways as too complex, with too many important decisions being made in Westminster.
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