Five Welsh railway stations are to benefit from a £24 million investment. Aberystwyth is one of the stations that will get a revamp. Improvements will include step-free access and a new forecourt.
The Budget document states that the UK Government "will continue to work with the Welsh Government to consider electrification of the Welsh Valley lines subject to value for money and an agreement on financing." Final decision this summer 2012 as part of the five year railway investment plan.