Rail in Wales APPG

First Registered: 16/03/2016 • Last updated on: 17/11/2021

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To provide a forum for parliamentarians to discuss issues related to the rail network and industry in Wales. To conduct specific inquiries, and to hear directly from representatives of the rail industry.

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Recent Documents related to Rail in Wales

1. Call for Evidence
26/02/2021 - Inquiry: Railway Infrastructure in Wales - Welsh Affairs Committee
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Found: Call for evidence Railway Infrastructure in Wales Terms of reference The Committee seeks written

2. Transport for Wales Rail Service: accessibility compliance dispensation
31/12/2019 - Department for Transport
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Found: Transport for Wales Rail Service: accessibility compliance dispensation

3. Community rail development strategy
06/04/2020 - Department for Transport
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Found: Community rail development strategy Community rail strategy for England and Wales.

4. Railway Infrastructure in Wales
04/12/2020 - Select Committee Inquiry

Found: for the management of rail infrastructure in Wales, how funding is allocated to rail infrastructure projects

5. Rail passenger numbers and crowding on weekdays in major cities in England and Wales: 2019
24/09/2020 - Department for Transport
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Found: Rail passenger numbers and crowding on weekdays in major cities in England and Wales: 2019

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Rail in Wales

1. Transport Funding: Wales and HS2
26/10/2021 - Westminster Hall

1: this House has considered transport funding for Wales and HS2.Bore da. Good morning. It is a pleasure - Speech Link

2. Aberystwyth to Carmarthen Railway Reopening
20/02/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: chairmanship.The Carmarthen to Aberystwyth rail line fell victim to the infamous Beeching axe in - Speech Link
2: knows, is home to the successful University of Wales Trinity Saint David. How are we to attract students - Speech Link
3: from HS2. Unlike Northern Ireland and Scotland, Wales does not receive its full share of spending from - Speech Link

3. Britain’s Railways
24/05/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: century, rail helped to make us so productive and turned us into the workshop of the world, and rail powered - Speech Link
2: are deeply committed to rail. We are spending tens of billions on modernising rail infrastructure, electrifying - Speech Link
3: barriers and bring in new entrants, including community rail partnerships and other innovative bidders operating - Speech Link

4. Union Connectivity Review
16/03/2021 - Westminster Hall

1: Brown) has called for an extension of the borders rail link to Carlisle, and for it“to become a - Speech Link
2: UK—and with that, inter-connectivity—Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the north of England would - Speech Link
3: identifies issues with cross-border rail services between south Wales and Bristol and the Bristol area as - Speech Link

5. Transport Update
26/11/2021 - Written Statements

1: Government to conduct an assessment of the East Coast rail and road corridor to determine appropriate investments - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Rail in Wales
1. Wales and Borders Rail Franchise
asked by: Daniel Kawczynski
23/01/2019
... for what reason it was decided to give responsibility for the Wales and Borders rail franchise to the Welsh Government.

2. Wales and Borders Rail Franchise
asked by: Conor McGinn
05/12/2018
...What discussions he has had with the Welsh Government on Transport for Wales’s management of the Wales and Borders rail franchise.

3. Wales and Borders Rail Franchise
asked by: Jonathan Edwards
06/02/2018
... who is responsible for appointing an operator of last resort for the Wales and Borders rail franchise.

4. Wales and Borders Rail Franchise
asked by: Jonathan Edwards
06/02/2018
... what the reasons are for the time taken to transfer functions over the Wales and Borders rail franchise to the National Assembly for Wales.

5. Wales and Borders Rail Franchise
asked by: Jonathan Edwards
06/02/2018
... what the timetable is for the transfer of functions order relating to the Wales and Borders rail franchise to be laid before Parliament.

Latest Questions
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7 Current APPG Officers
Jonathan Edwards Portrait
Jonathan Edwards
Secretary
Independent - Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Joined: 28th September 2017
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Chris Elmore MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 0207 219 3000.

Email: Chris.Elmore.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Alex Williams, Office of Chris Elmore MP, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 3000

Email: alex.williams@parliament.uk

No benefits in kind are on record for the Rail in Wales APPG

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Former APPG Officers
Mark Williams Portrait
Mark Williams
Secretary
Liberal Democrat - Former Member for Ceredigion
Joined: 16th March 2016
Departed: 15th February 2017
No other APPG Memberships