A world-leading rail testing complex could be stationed in Wales which would bring high quality jobs to the valleys.
Transport Secretary Ken Skates is revealing plans for an integrated ‘Global Centre of Rail Excellence’.
It would offer an innovation accelerator, rolling stock and infrastructure testing, storage, decommissioning, maintenance and servicing asset to the industry and the wider supply-chain.
Nant Helen, on the Powys and Neath Port Talbot border, and the adjacent and operational coal-washery site in Onllwyn are being considered as potential sites.
Transport Secretary Ken Skates said it would need local and private sector backing:
It is estimated such a facility would cost £100m to deliver.