The Beeching report led to a massive reduction of route networks and restructuring of the railways 50 years ago, but since then several passenger lines have been reopened.
Tonight's Sharp End looks at whether a direct north-south rail link should also be restored.
Ceredigion MP Mark Williams says linking mid-Wales to south Wales is an important principle and one that needs to be debated.
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