- 1 Jul 2019
The seemingly neverending saga of linking the Ebbw Valley line to Newport seems to be reaching a conclusion.
A £70 million loan will be offered to Blaenau Gwent council to take forward plans to restore the rail line between Newport and Ebbw Vale.
The funding will enable the long-awaited restoration of direct rail links between Newport and Ebbw Vale.
Welsh Government has announced the funding as part of its new transport strategy which was published today (Friday).
The interest-free loan will enable infrastructure improvements to be taken forward alongside Network Rail and Transport for Wales.
In a ministerial statement, the Welsh Government said the work will “secure the additional service between Newport and Ebbw Vale, and help unlock our jointly held aspirations to re-open the spur to Abertillery ultimately increasing services to four trains per hour”.