A £20m railway station north of Swansea could slash journey times and boost business, the Welsh secretary says. Alun Cairns is visiting the city to press the case for a West Wales Parkway station at Felindre, after a report said it could cut congestion on the M4. It would be built on a line currently used mainly by freight trains. Swansea Council leader Rob Stewart said he was worried the plan might mean fewer trains calling at the existing Swansea and Neath stations. The report, by transport expert Prof Stuart Cole, said a new station on a route bypassing the city centre could cut journey times between Cardiff and west Wales by up to a quarter of an hour.
Welsh Secretary Alun Cairns visits Swansea to press the case for a new £20m parkway station.