Transport priorities for North Wales discussed with Secretary of State for Transport

Transport priorities for North Wales were discussed this week when Clwyd West AM Darren Millar met with the Secretary of State for Transport.

Darren travelled to London on Monday with Leader of the Welsh Conservatives, Paul Davies AM, for the important meeting with Chris Grayling MP.

They also discussed concerns over the performance of the Welsh Government’s rail franchise and the adverse impact on train services since Transport for Wales took over from Arriva, and the importance of improved transport links to Liverpool and Manchester airports for the North Wales economy. 

Speaking after the meeting, Darren, who over the years has repeatedly called on the Welsh Government to work with the UK Government to restore direct rail services between Liverpool and North Wales, said:

“It was great to have this opportunity to highlight all the transport issues facing my constituents in North Wales with the Secretary of State for Transport.

“For a long time North Wales has felt like the poor relation in many areas, but particularly so where transport is concerned. People here are sick of hearing about investment in South Wales, while North Wales continues to miss out. It is an absolute disgrace that North Wales is treated so unfairly and it’s high time that the people of the region were given the improvements they need.

“Chris Grayling MP took all the concerns we raised on board and I am confident that he will do everything within his power to push this agenda forward.”