The First Minister and the Welsh Transport Minister have welcomed today's news of electrification of the whole Great Western line and Valleys lines.
Investing in our transport infrastructure is vital as we look to improve the economic competitiveness of Wales and the electrification of the Great Western Main Line from Cardiff to Swansea will provide a strengthened east-west economic corridor that will enhance Swansea’s role as an economic hub.
Electrification of the Valley Lines offers the opportunity for a step change in mobility and connectivity to employment centres for our Valleys communities, as well as a larger employment catchment area for businesses looking to invest in the region
The UK Government announces plans to electrify the line from Cardiff to Swansea, as well as several Valleys lines
There are reports that UK Transport Minister will announce a £1bn project to electrify the railway lines in south Wales.
Theresa Villiers will visit the Welsh Assembly to discuss rail electrification for Wales, but isn't expected to announce further plans.