Plaid Cymru transport plan for Ceredigion

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Ceredigion could get a review of safety on the A487 coast road under plans set out in a Plaid Cymru consultation paper.

The plans were launched on Saturday at the party’s Spring Conference, on options for a National Transport Plan.

Plaid Cymru MP candidate Mike Parker said that the ideas in the paper, which also included investing in a new station at Bow Street and a feasibility study into reopening the rail link between Aberystwyth and Carmarthen via Lampeter, would benefit Ceredigion,

The party is looking to make use of the new transport powers for Wales being proposed by the Silk Commission including control of rail services, rail infrastructure, ports policy and bus regulation.

Plaid Cymru is welcoming comments from members of the public and businesses on the ideas in the paper, which can be viewed on the party’s website.

Ceredigion MP candidate Mike Parker said: “This transport consultation has a number of ideas about how we could get public transport in Ceredigion moving forward.

“I welcome very much that the plan includes a feasibility study on reopening the Carmarthen – Lampeter – Aberystwyth rail link. I saw recently how reopening a similar line is providing a real boost in the Scottish Borders; it’s an idea whose time has come.

“Motorists would also welcome a review of safety along the busy A487 coast road. Sections of this vital link are more dangerous than they could be, a review could highlight measures that can be taken to improve matters.”

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