Daily Post said:Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has expressed exasperation over the state of the rail service in North Wales.
Mr Corbyn made his first visit to the North since becoming Labour leader as he addressed delegates at the Welsh Labour Party conference in Llandudno .
Speaking to the Daily Post after his speech at Venue Cymru the train enthusiast called for the regions transport links to be upgraded and for the route to be electrified.
When asked how he found the Arriva Trains Service the Labour leader laughed, pulled a face and said oh Arriva trains ... some are ok.
Mr Corbyn said he had been on the North Wales services many times and said: Well, its ok, but it could always be a bit quicker.
It needs to be a bit faster, sped up, I would like to see it electrified.
I think that would make a lot of sense, because it would help improve investment in businesses and jobs in the area.
Clearly theres been an industrial transition in North Wales and all the evidence across the UK is if you put in good quality rail services, obviously you can carry freight, but it also does improve the attractiveness of a place and the jobs that go with it.
Metro rail plan for North Wales revealed
A bid outlining the need to upgrade the Crewe to Holyhead line is in the process of being submitted to the Department for Transport (DfT) for funding.
Mr Corbyn backed the efforts saying: From London to Llandudno its very good to get to Crewe, after that like everywhere else in Britain it slows up.
I am pleased with what they have done with the Valley lines, the North Wales line certainly needs improving, it needs better services.
Mr Corbyn also said he was no longer actively pursuing his suggestion to create women-only carriages on trains - to help them avoid abuse and harassment.
He said even if he had pushed ahead with the plans they you couldnt do it in North Wales anyway as many services simply dont have enough carriages.
Mr Corbyn said: It was a suggestion, it does happen in some parts of the world.
It isnt something a lot of people have bought into so ... I am not particularly pursuing the question of safety of women on trains.
The Labour leader made the comments shortly before First Minister Carwyn Jones announced his vision to bring a Metro-style system to North Wales in the next decade.
Does anyone know more about this proposed Metro system for North Wales? I can see one working for Cardiff but I'm not sure how one might work in North Wales.