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Kidwelly Town Councillor Phil Thompson with County Councillor Ryan Thomas at Kidwelly Train Station.

Nia Griffith MP has given her full backing to Cllr Phil Thompson in his campaign for better train services to Kidwelly. Cllr Thompson, who was elected as a Labour councillor on Kidwelly Town Council just before Christmas, and is also a board member of Disability UK, is determined to see improvements including more frequent trains, upgrading Kidwelly from a request stop to a standard stop and making trains fully wheelchair accessible. He has launched a petition which can be accessed on the National Assembly for Wales’ website.

Cllr Phil Thompson explained, ” The lack of trains impacts negatively on tourism and the local economy and makes it difficult or impossible for those needing to commute for work or social purposes to use the train.”

Nia Griffith MP said,

“I very much welcome Cllr Phil Thompson’s campaign for better train services to Kidwelly, and will be backing him all the way. If people are going to be encouraged to use the service, then the frequency of trains is a key factor: no-one wants to wait hours to come home. It is absolutely infuriating to see trains timetabled to pass through Kidwelly but not to stop there, including some coming home from Cardiff and Swansea at popular times in the evening. This is a real waste of resources when ALL passenger trains could so easily stop, and provide a much more attractive service for local residents and tourists.”