The campaign to reopen the rail link between Aberystwyth and Carmarthen has received a boost, thanks to the decision of the Transport Minister to commission an initial study on the feasibility of reopening the line.
This follows on from a meeting we held earlier this year, when the Minister came to Lampeter to met the Traws Link Cymru campaigners, Simon Thomas AM and myself.
For the first time, the Welsh Government is committing its own resources and taking the lead on a study on reopening the rail link between Aberystwyth, Tregaron, Lampeter and Carmarthen.
Of course there is a long way to go in the campaign, but it’s very significant that the Minister has been persuaded that this is an idea which is worth developing further.
Traws Link’s campaign goes from strength to strength, and they’re holding the latest in their series of public meetings this Friday evening in Aberaeron Memorial Hall, at 7pm.