Heathrow rail link announced – an end to a great week!

Posted: July 13, 2012 in Business/Cardiff News, Opinion
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A new direct rail link between South Wales and Heathrow has been announced

What an end to a great week for Cardiff and for Wales!

First came the brilliant news yesterday about the firm recommendation for the Task and Finish group set up by Edwina Hart on the Cardiff and Swansea City Regions. Then in today’s Western Mail we hear that the UK Government is to invest £500 million in a new direct rail link from South Wales to Heathrow, cutting 30 minutes off the current journey time.

At last Wales can really gear up to promoting itself internationally. All we need now is an announcement on Monday that the Cardiff Region Metro scheme is to get to go-ahead and we truly are flying!

Improved external and internal transport links are vital if the City Region is to become a reality. This is a really exciting time for the citizens of Cardiff and South Wales in particular, and I look forward with great anticipation to the Metro decision on Monday!

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