At Prime Minister's Questions today, Simon Baynes, the Member of Parliament for Clwyd South, highlighted the success of the UK government's recent transport projects on the Welsh borders and asked the Prime Minister the following:
“The Prime Minister has been a great champion of transport projects on the Welsh borders, such as the electrification of the North Wales mainline, the reopening of Corwen Station and the Gobowen to Oswestry line and major Levelling Up Fund investment in the Llangollen and Montgomery canals.
Will the Prime Minister now deliver the long-awaited Pant/Llanymynech Bypass and prioritise the dualling of the A5/A483 in Clwyd South and North Shropshire?”
To which the Prime Minister’s responded:
“We are making significant improvements to our cross-border rail services across the Union. Thanks to our decision on HS2 we can now provide the unprecedented £1 billion of investment to fund the electrification of the North Wales mainline that will ensure reliable, punctual journeys between North Wales and multiple cities across the North West of England.
We also are continuing to develop the Pant/Llanymynech Bypass scheme in our next round of the road investment plans and the section of the A5 in England will be considered by National Highways as part of the Midlands to Gloucestershire to Wales Route Strategy.”