Motions for debate on 05/02/2019

NDM6954 - Government Debate

Tabled on 29/01/2019 | For debate on 05/02/2019

To propose the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Regrets the historic underinvestment by the UK Government in Wales’ rail infrastructure and recent missed opportunities to enhance strategic infrastructure capacity in Wales.

2. Notes the published work undertaken by Professor Mark Barry: ‘The Rail Network in Wales – The Case for Investment’ and the proposals contained within it to enhance rail infrastructure within Wales and mainlines serving Wales.

3. Supports the Welsh Government’s response to the UK Government’s Rail Review being undertaken by Keith Williams.

4. Believes that investment in strategic rail infrastructure is essential for Wales’ future competitiveness regardless of the terms on which we leave the EU and calls on the UK Government to develop a timetable for meeting its current obligations for the Trans European Transport Network, including full electrification of the North and South Wales mainlines.

The Rail Network in Wales – The Case for Investment

Written Statement containing the Welsh Government response to the UK Government’s Rail Review


NDM6954 - 1 | Tabled on 30/01/2019

Delete all after ‘EU’ in point 4 and add as new points:

Regrets the recent poor performance of rail services, including frequent delays and cancellations, operated by Transport for Wales since they became responsible for services on the Wales and Borders franchise.

Regrets the delay in the re-establishment of direct rail services between Wales and Liverpool.

Notes the role that the National Infrastructure Commission for Wales can play in helping to shape a vision for Welsh rail infrastructure.

Notes the scale of the contribution to Welsh rail infrastructure that the UK Government’s city and growth deals will make.

Urges the Welsh Government to work together with the UK Government and all relevant stakeholders in order to continue to make progress in improving rail services in Wales.

NDM6954 - 2 | Tabled on 30/01/2019

Delete point 1.

NDM6954 - 3 | Tabled on 30/01/2019

Delete point 3.

NDM6954 - 4 | Tabled on 31/01/2019

Add as new point at end of motion:

Notes the importance of decarbonising public transport and calls on the Welsh Government to commit to renewable methods of powering public transport.

NDM6954 - 5 | Tabled on 31/01/2019

In point 1, delete 'regrets' and replace with 'condemns'.

NDM6954 - 6 | Tabled on 31/01/2019

Insert at end of point 1:

', acknowledging that Wales is severely lagging behind the rest of the UK in transport infrastructure investment.'

NDM6954 - 7 | Tabled on 31/01/2019

Insert at end of point 2:

'and calls on the Welsh Government to implement the recommendations, with emphasis on connecting the north and south through the re-opening of the West Wales lines.'

NDM6954 - 8 | Tabled on 31/01/2019

Add as new point at end of motion:

Calls for a renewed focus from the Welsh Government on working towards the reopening of the Gaerwen to Amlwch railway line across Anglesey in light of recent worrying economic announcements.