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Welsh Assembly latest news and events


We love free Wi-Fi on all Arriva Trains Wales routes

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 00:01:01 GMT2018-02-14T00:01:01Z

Passengers across Wales can now benefit from free Wi-Fi on all Arriva Trains Wales (ATW) services thanks to Welsh Government funding.

Traffic Officers to begin patrolling A483

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT2018-02-12T08:00:00Z

A service which responds quickly to road incidents, helps ease traffic congestion and minimises disruption for the travelling public is to be extended to cover the A483 from today.

£8.1m Active Travel funding awarded to local authorities

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 11:30:01 GMT2018-02-07T11:30:01Z

Welsh Government funding to boost walking and cycling infrastructure, improve safety and support the economy.

Reopening of Ebbw Vale line highly successful, new report finds

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 00:00:01 GMT2018-02-02T00:00:01Z

Peter Brett Associates, in partnership with Beaufort Research and Loxley Consultancy has undertaken a final evaluation of the Valleys Rail Strengthening (VRS) Project.

Cabinet Secretary sets out aspiration for pan-Wales transport body

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 17:30:00 GMT2018-01-23T17:30:00Z

Transport for Wales could become a national body with responsibility for a wider range of transport functions.

Funding boost to complete Llangefni Link Road

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMT2018-01-15T08:00:00Z

Economy and Transport Secretary Ken Skates has announced Welsh Government funding which will see the Llangefni Link Road completed.

A55 Abergele noise reduction measures to begin

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 11:10:17 GMT2018-01-09T11:10:17Z

Important work to mitigate the impact of noise from the A55 for residents in the Abergele area is set to begin on 15 January.

Welsh Government maps out latest transport finance plans

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 12:43:07 GMT2017-12-21T12:43:07Z

Updated funding plans for several major transport infrastructure projects have been published by the Welsh Government.

Have your say on plans for a Third Menai Crossing

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 15:44:29 GMT2017-12-15T15:44:29Z

Economy and Transport Secretary Ken Skates is inviting people to share their views on proposals for the third Menai Crossing.

£10 million boost for Wrexham transport plans

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 12:25:22 GMT2017-12-14T12:25:22Z

More than £10 million Welsh Government funding is being invested in modernising transport infrastructure and services in Wrexham, Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Transport Ken Skates has announced.

Future-fit transport appraisal guidance launched

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 09:00:00 GMT2017-12-13T09:00:00Z

A fresh approach to the development, appraisal and evaluation of transport interventions in Wales which better supports the wellbeing of people and the planet has been launched.

A55 Junctions 15 and 16 improvement plans to go on show

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT2017-12-11T08:00:00Z

Public information exhibitions are being held over three days to provide an update on plans to improve the layout of the A55 at Junctions 15 Llanfairfechan and 16 Penmaenmawr.

Ken Skates extends no daytime lane closure pledge for A55

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 10:45:00 GMT2017-11-10T10:45:00Z

There will be no routine daytime work involving lane closures on the A55 between J11 and the English borders until at least September 2018, Economy and Transport Secretary Ken Skates has announced.

Welsh transport network ready for Winter

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 14:00:01 GMT2017-11-07T14:00:01Z

Plans are in place to help keep Wales moving during the winter months, with over 216 thousand tonnes of salt and thirteen new frontline salt spreaders ready and waiting.  

Welsh Government committed to reducing A55 noise for Abergele residents

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 12:18:28 GMT2017-10-30T12:18:28Z

A new noise barrier on the A55 westbound near Sea Road Bridge will mitigate the impact of noise pollution for nearby residents.

Ken Skates leads partners in push for greater road safety in Wales

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:32:46 GMT2017-10-18T14:32:46Z

Although we have some of the safest roads in the world, every death or serious injury is one too many, Economy Sectary Ken Skates has said today.

Welsh Government to consult on discounted bus travel for 16-24 year olds

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 08:30:01 GMT2017-10-09T08:30:01Z

A consultation exploring how best to promote bus travel amongst young people will be launched by Welsh Government this week, Economy Secretary Ken Skates has announced.

Welsh Government show commitment to Wales and Borders staff

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 14:02:08 GMT2017-09-29T14:02:08Z

A series of commitments for the next Wales and Borders franchise have been made by the Welsh Government, First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones has announced today.

Promoting Welsh business in Qatar ahead of daily flights from Cardiff to Doha

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 09:45:52 GMT2017-09-29T09:45:52Z

Promoting Welsh business in Qatar ahead of daily flights from Cardiff to Doha

Final tenders invited as Wales nears decision on next rail service

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 09:09:57 GMT2017-09-29T09:09:57Z

Economy Secretary Ken Skates has today confirmed final tenders have been invited for the next Wales and Borders Rail Service, the Welsh Government’s first.

Red route gets green light as part of major Deeside infrastructure investment

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 14:30:01 GMT2017-09-26T14:30:01Z

Economy Secretary Ken Skates has today announced the red route as the preferred option for the £250m Deeside corridor scheme.

Free weekend bus travel pilot off to a fast start

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:00:25 GMT2017-09-22T15:00:25Z

Free weekend bus travel pilot off to a fast start

Record Numbers Use Airport Bus Service

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:30:02 GMT2017-09-15T14:30:02Z

The last 6 months have seen more people than ever use the T9 airport shuttle service, latest Welsh Government figures show.

Ken Skates announces £2.8m local transport network funding to help boost bus travel

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 13:00:01 GMT2017-08-25T13:00:01Z

Flintshire, Neath Port Talbot, Powys, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Swansea and Torfaen will all see funding through this year’s Local Transport Network Fund.

Ken Skates keen to see further A55 improvements as resilience study under way

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 14:45:25 GMT2017-08-22T14:45:25Z

Continued improvements to the A55 are ‘vital to the economy of North Wales’, Economy Secretary Ken Skates has stressed today.

Ken Skates demands £700m from UK Government for scrapping electrification across South Wales

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 15:38:25 GMT2017-07-21T15:38:25Z

The Welsh Government is demanding the estimated £700m saved by the UK Government by scrapping the Main Line electrification in South Wales be reinvested for future rail projects in Wales.

Welsh Government announce extra rolling stock to improve rail services

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 08:01:16 GMT2017-07-17T08:01:16Z

Economy and Infrastructure Secretary Ken Skates has today announced the addition of 5 extra 4-carriage trains to boost and improve rolling stock available in Wales.

Free Weekend bus travel across Wales

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 23:01:16 GMT2017-07-05T23:01:16Z

A ground breaking new pilot offering free weekend bus travel to passengers across Wales has been launched by the Welsh Government today.

Welsh Government look to update 200 year old taxi licensing

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 10:00:16 GMT2017-06-13T10:00:16Z

A Welsh Government consultation into the reform of ‘complicated, outdated and antiquated’ licensing laws for taxis and private hire vehicles begins today.

Aberystwyth to Cardiff bus service to continue until at least December

Thu, 01 Jun 2017 10:00:16 GMT2017-06-01T10:00:16Z

The T1C Traws Cymru pilot between Aberystwyth and Cardiff will continue until at least December, Economy and Infrastructure Secretary Ken Skates has announced today.