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Gwynoro Jones

Former MP for Carmarthenshire, Gwynoro Jones joined the team covering politics in Wales. He has a wealth of experience in politics and has been a regular commentator on radio, TV and in newspapers in Wales. Email: gwynorojones@walesnewsonline.com

CARMARTHENSHIRE County Council is fully supportive of the Grand Union Trains proposal to operate a new intercity train service between Carmarthen and London Paddington, with five return services every day. The application, that has been submitted by Grand Union Trains (GUT) is currently being considered by the Office of Rail and Road ORR. The application includes a commitment to build a new 'parkway' station at Felindre, north of Swansea, which will reduce journey times from Carmarthen and Llanelli to Cardiff and onto London by around 20 minutes. Services will be operated by brand new bi-mode trains which can operate as electric or diesel. The proposal for a high-quality train service, with a twenty-minute...