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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Not a promising start to the week with a Met Office yellow warning of heavy and persistent rain.
There'll be bracing winds and heavy showers this afternoon and expect a wet and windy start on Monday morning.
Carl Edwards and guests look back at the week's events in the latest edition of Newsweek Wales.