Mid Wales

Traws Link Cymru rail campaign to meet Stephen Crabb

Ceredigion MP Mark William
Image caption Ceredigion MP Mark Williams raising the issue in the Commons

Campaigners calling for rail corridor to be re-instated along the west Wales coast are to get an opportunity to push their case with the Welsh Secretary.

Stephen Crabb told the House of Commons he would "very much welcome" the chance to meet the Traws Link Cymru group.

He was responding to a question by Ceredigion MP Mark Williams, who said reopening the line "would benefit the local economy immeasurably".

The campaign believes that closing the route was a mistake.

It was last used by passengers in 1965 and for freight in 1973.

Part of the line has been built on and one estimate is that it would cost £650m to re-instate.

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