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Wales Programmes

Sharp End, May 16th

A new train timetable has recently been released in Wales, seeing a return of services that were suspended during the pandemic. But as Rob Osborne discovers, people appear to be using the trains differently, with more travelling for leisure than for work. But is that enough to sustain the system? Rob has been speaking to the head of Transport for Wales about the future of travel and what needs to be done to improve services.

He also chats with the Deputy Climate Change Minister, Lee Waters. He is looking at getting more people out of their cars and onto public transport, but he says lots of work is needed to improve Wales' "dysfunctional" transport system. Joining Rob to discuss more on this topic is Janet Finch-Saunders from the Conservatives, Delyth Jewell from Plaid Cymru and Ken Skates from Labour.

Also on the programme, with escalating waiting times in the NHS causing increasing pressure on the service, what is it like to be a nurse in Wales? Rob speaks with the Chief Nursing Officer to find out how she wants to make the profession more appealing to more people.

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Wales Programmes