Metro plan for south Wales

A new report suggests a Valleys Circle Line which would promote regeneration and economic development.

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Metro would make south east Wales 'more competitive'

Scotland's capital city, Edinburgh, is building a new tram route, although it has been controversial. Credit: PA

A metro system for Cardiff and the Valleys would make the region more competitive with other European cities, according to a new report published today.

The Metro Consortium, which is made up of a range of stakeholders from the business community in Wales, commissioned the report which suggests a Valleys Circle Line to transform the city region's transport geography.

It says the metro should be far more than a rail project and that regeneration and economic development should be at its heart if it is to be a catalyst for a modern city region economy.

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