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MPs call for better transport

Members of the Welsh Affairs Select Committee have welcomed investment in rail electrification but say it is 'disappointing' that high speed rail will not come to Wales. The MPs also called for more investment in the M4.

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Welsh MPs: High-speed rail discussions 'disappointing'

The Welsh Select Committee say it is 'disappointing' that Wales has so far been excluded from plans for high-speed rail.

But the committee's chair David Davies said that the UK Government's decision to extend electrification to Swansea and the Valley lines into Cardiff should be welcomed.

In a report published today, the committee said that current plans for the HS2 link could cause damage to the Welsh economy by attracting businesses and people to move across the border.

The MPs want the UK and Welsh Governments to develop plans for a high-speed rail link between Wales and England.

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