Ceredigion MP Mark Williams has welcomed the announcement from Edwina Hart that an hourly train service will be introduce between Aberystwyth and Shrewsbury.

The service is set to begin in May 2015, and will introduce an hourly service at peak morning and afternoon times from Monday to Saturday, and two extra return services on Sundays.

Commenting Mark Williams said:

'This is fantastic news, and has been a long time coming. I am delighted that the Assembly Government have listened and responded to large number of representations, having campaigned for an hourly service for years with many groups, individuals, local businesses and the Universities. Adequate transport infrastructure is vitally important to Ceredigion and its economy.’

‘This is a crucial service for many in Ceredigion and train every two hours was simply not meeting the needs of the locally community. This will be of real benefit to the area - both for those of us who use the service, and in terms of the extra 20 jobs being created.'