Rail in Wales APPG

First Registered: 16/03/2016 • Last updated on: 10/03/2021

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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.

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.

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Recent Documents related to Rail in Wales

1. Rail fares
12/03/2021 - Early Day Motions

Found: notes the recent rise in rail fares in England and Wales of 2.6 per cent; notes with concern that this rise

2. Community rail development strategy
06/04/2020 - Department for Transport
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Found: strategy Community rail strategy for England and Wales. Published 16 November 2018 Last

3. Wales and Borders rail franchise 2018: devolution agreements
11/09/2018 - Department for Transport
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Found: propose to enter into a number of agreements (the "Wales & Borders Agreements") in connection with Welsh

4. Rail electrification
27/07/2017 - Parliamentary Research

Found: Government policy, 2009- 2. Great Western and South Wales 3. The North 4. ‚Electric Spine™ & Midland Main

5. Wales and Borders rail franchise 2018: devolution agreements
11/09/2018 - Department for Transport
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Found: Order under section 58(1) of the Government of Wales Act 2006 ("TFO") was made on 23 May 2018 to transfer

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Rail in Wales

1. 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

2. Railways: Wales
02/07/2018 - Lords Chamber

1: Government are both committed to improving rail connectivity within Wales. We have worked collaboratively to - Speech Link
2: connectivity in west Wales is key to supporting economic growth in a part of Wales that can often seem - Speech Link
3: looking carefully at the possibility of a west Wales parkway station which, as my noble friend has said - Speech Link

3. GWR and Network Performance
05/02/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: That this House has considered the Great Western Rail (GWR) delays and performance across the network - Speech Link
2: That this House has considered the Great Western Rail (GWR) delays and performance across the network - Speech Link
3: potential rail users on to the roads. We do not want that to happen, particularly in the south Wales corridor - Speech Link

4. Welsh Ministers (Transfer of Functions) (Railways) Order 2018
16/04/2018 - Lords Chamber

1: functions of the Secretary of State relating to the Wales and borders franchise to Welsh Ministers. The devolution - Speech Link

5. 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

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
5 Current APPG Officers
Chris Elmore Portrait
Chris Elmore
Chair & Registered Contact
Labour - Ogmore
Joined: 28th September 2017
Jonathan Edwards Portrait
Jonathan Edwards
Secretary
Independent - Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Joined: 28th September 2017
Stephen Crabb Portrait
Stephen Crabb
Vice Chair
Conservative - Preseli Pembrokeshire
Joined: 20th May 2020
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:

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

Email: alexandra.landes@parliament.uk

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

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Rail in Wales APPG

Former APPG Officers
Craig Williams Portrait
Craig Williams
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Montgomeryshire
Joined: 16th March 2016
Departed: 15th February 2017
Mark Williams Portrait
Mark Williams
Secretary
Liberal Democrat - Former Member for Ceredigion
Joined: 16th March 2016
Departed: 15th February 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Gerald Jones Portrait
Gerald Jones
Vice Chair
Labour - Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Joined: 16th March 2016
Departed: 15th February 2017