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Welsh Assembly latest news and events


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.

Cardiff set for ‘busiest ever weekend’ as UEFA Champions League comes to town

Tue, 30 May 2017 08:00:01 GMT2017-05-30T08:00:01Z

Economy and Infrastructure Secretary Ken Skates has urged visitors and locals to plan ahead if traveling to this week’s momentous UEFA Champions League Finals and Festival in Cardiff.

Ken Skates keen to explore further A55 improvements

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 10:00:16 GMT2017-04-28T10:00:16Z

Economy and Infrastructure Secretary, Ken Skates, has today commissioned a resilience study to identify possible further improvements to the A55.

Welsh Government to invest over £2m to develop Welsh ports

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 10:58:16 GMT2017-04-19T10:58:16Z

Economy Secretary Ken Skates has invited ports across Wales to bid for a share of £2m of Welsh Government funding to develop Welsh ports.

A55 update

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 15:16:51 GMT2017-03-31T15:16:51Z

Economy and Infrastructure Secretary Ken Skates has today provided an update on recent improvements to the A55.

£57m link road to give Cardiff “major boost” ahead of UEFA Champions league final

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:00:01 GMT2017-03-23T14:00:01Z

A major road improving links to Cardiff Bay and easing congestion in the city centre will play a major part in delivering a successful UEFA Champions League final

£31.4m transport schemes for a connected, safe and active Wales

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 10:00:01 GMT2017-03-22T10:00:01Z

Economy Secretary Ken Skates has today announced £31.4 million of grants to local authorities across Wales for transport schemes to improve safety, create economic growth and promote active travel.

New Transport for Wales headquarters part of wider work to unleash the potential of Welsh regions

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 07:19:58 GMT2017-03-20T07:19:58Z

The new headquarters for Transport for Wales will be located at the Taff Vale building in Pontypridd bringing hundreds of jobs to the town.

Ken Skates starts work on Junction 28 improvements

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 14:00:00 GMT2017-03-14T14:00:00Z

Economy and Infrastructure Secretary Ken Skates today cut the turf at Junction 28 of the M4 to mark the start of £13.7 million of improvement work at the site.

Ken Skates officially opens Llangefni Link Road

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 00:02:00 GMT2017-03-14T00:02:00Z

Economy and Infrastructure Secretary Ken Skates was on Anglesey to officially open the first two sections of the Llangefni Link Road.

Have your say on £200m plans for Deeside Corridor

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 16:00:00 GMT2017-03-13T16:00:00Z

Economy and Infrastructure Secretary Ken Skates has invited views on proposed solutions to traffic problems along the Deeside corridor.

Welsh Government appoints new operator of the Anglesey-Cardiff air service

Sat, 11 Mar 2017 14:00:00 GMT2017-03-11T14:00:00Z

Economy Secretary Ken Skates has announced that the Anglesey-Cardiff air service will operate as normal from Monday, ensuring no disruption to passengers.

Annual Active Travel Conference 2017

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 11:55:00 GMT2017-03-08T11:55:00Z

The 4th Active Travel conference focused on supporting practitioners involved in the implementation of the Active Travel (Wales) Act 2013.