Leanne Wood is to build the case for extra Sunday trains from the Rhondda to Cardiff following a meeting with Arriva Trains Wales.
The Rhondda AM intends to survey local people after a positive meeting with Tom Joyner, the managing director of the train company, Lynne Milligan, the director for Projects & Planning and Lewis Brencher, their Head of Communications.
After raising constituent concerns such as crowded trains and reduced services in the Rhondda when trains are delayed, Ms Wood raised the prospect of getting extra trains into Cardiff on Sundays when the normal frequency is one every two hours.
In response, Mr Joyner said he would be willing to work with Leanne to see if there is a case for an extra service to be introduced on a temporary basis for Sunday travellers.
“It was great to hear that Arriva Trains are willing to look at the possibility of extra trains for the Rhondda,” said Leanne. “As a regular user of the Valleys Trains it is frustrating that trips on Sunday are difficult to plan when the trains are only every two hours.
“This must be especially so for people that rely on the Sunday service to get to and from work. I will be canvassing opinion from people in the Rhondda to see how many people would be interested in extra services on a Sunday and, if so, what the best time would be for those extra services.
“I look forward to collaborating with Arriva Trains Wales in the coming weeks to build the case for a better service for the Rhondda.”
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