The First Minister and the Welsh Transport Minister have welcomed today's news of electrification of the whole Great Western line and Valleys lines.
– First Minister Carwyn Jones
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.
– Transport Minister Carl Sargeant
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