The Welsh Government has criticised plans to scrap the Swansea rail electrification plans by the UK's Transport Secretary.
They've said it amounts to 'years of broken promises' from the UK Government.
We have repeatedly called for the electrification of the mainline through to Swansea. Only this week, the Economy Secretary urged the UK Government to deliver on their commitment to electrify trains from Cardiff to Swansea or give the Welsh Government the powers and funding to do so. The UK Government has so far refused to devolve funding for rail infrastructure, as was recommended by the Commission on Devolution in Wales, so it is its duty to invest in Wales. Today’s reports in the media are therefore disturbing. If true it will amount to years of broken promises to the people of Wales - we urge the UK Government to clarify its position.
Welsh Secretary Alun Cairns has defended the government's decision to scrap rail electrification plans to Swansea.
UK Government is expected to make an announcement on rail electrification.