Matt Smith, Welsh Conservative candidate for the Vale of Glamorgan in the Senedd says “The Western Vale can’t be left behind” as he supports more frequent rail services and a new railway station.
Matt wants to see a new railway station built in St Athan.
Presently, trains only run once an hour either way west of Barry, and there’s no stop for St Athan – despite having a population similar to Rhoose, which does have a station.
Many residents in and around Rhoose, St Athan and Llantwit Major feel ill served by the Vale Council with insufficient bus services and poor road surfaces.
Matt said: “As part of my transport plan for the Vale, I will work with our MP, Alun Cairns, to put pressure on the Welsh Government so that it co-operates with the Department for Transport to build a new rail station for St Athan as well as improve the number of trains beyond Barry to Bridgend”.