Nant Helen / Onllwyn prefered sites for new Global Centre of Rail Excellence

The Welsh Government has announced its support for a new Global Centre of Rail Excellence, with its preferred sites at the top of the Dulais Valley – between Nant Helen and Onllwyn.

The new Global Centre of Rail Excellence would bring good quality jobs and help regenerate sites like Nant Helen and provide new investment in Onllwyn. It would also enable us to be at the cutting edge in cleaner energy through the development of next generation hydrogen and battery powered trains.

This is exactly the sort of investment in innovative transport technology that I have been calling for. I am delighted the Welsh Government is supporting and promoting this – we must take advantage of this unique opportunity and I very much hope to see this become a reality.