Wales Election 2016

Wales election issue guide 2016: Transport

Parties listed alphabetically

  • Undertake the "biggest investment programme since devolution" in all parts of Wales to improve public transport and roads
  • Oppose the "Black Route" M4 relief road around Newport proposed by the Welsh Labour Government, and instead improve the M4 through the "Blue Route"
  • Complete the planned electrification of the South Wales Valley Lines, then the North Wales Coast Line
  • Support the development of a South Wales Metro
  • Build the "Blue Route" M4 Relief Road alternative to the "Black Route", south of Newport
  • Upgrade the A470 and A483 north/south corridors
  • Improve the A55
  • Sell Cardiff Airport
  • "Bring back" the North/South rail link
  • Support the South East Metro
  • Cancel planned expansion of the M4
  • Ensure improving public transport is prioritised in funding
  • Deliver an M4 relief road, improvements to the A55, to the A40 in West Wales and other trunk roads
  • Create a South Wales Metro
  • Deliver a new, not-for-profit, rail franchise from 2018 to improve the frequency and quality of train travel
  • Deliver a more effective network of bus services once powers have been devolved
  • Start work on an M4 Relief Road within 12 months of forming a government
  • Consult on increasing the speed limit to 80mph on the M4 and A55
  • Upgrade the terminal and secure private investment in Cardiff Airport
  • Create a new arm's-length body to deliver an integrated transport system
  • Create regional transport authorities
  • Improve rail services on the Heart of Wales line
  • Introduce an all-Wales "Oystercard" allowing pre-paid travel on all bus services
  • Extend the Youth Concessionary Fare Scheme to more young people

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