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All Welsh rail stations earmarked for improvement funding

Words: Roger Milne
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Transport for Wales (TfW) this week announced details of a £194 million investment plan to improve all 247 railway stations across the country.

This 15-year  programme will deliver free Wi-Fi, improved shelters, CCTV, greater provision for cycle storage and better passenger information at every station.

Where possible, TfW will also create new retail facilities, providing opportunities for local businesses and working in partnership to develop community spaces at stations.

The improvements include expanding the Secure Station Accreditation programme, an initiative involving the British Transport Police, which will make stations safer and more welcoming for customers.

TfW has also committed to create at least 1,500 additional car parking spaces across the network, making it easier for people to leave their cars and use public transport.

In addition, the proposals will improve accessibility across the network with the delivery of 11 Access for All schemes by 2024. This will see the installation of footbridges with lifts or ramps, part-funded by the UK Department for Transport.

Transport minister Ken Skates said: “There are ambitious plans to deliver an improved railway and public transport network across all of Wales and this investment will be a significant step towards that.”

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