Observation carriages get the full steam ahead on Cambrian & Heart of Wales lines

The Welsh Government’s assertion that it would welcome observation carriages on the Cambrian & Heart of Wales railway lines has been welcomed by Montgomeryshire AM, Russell George.


Questioning the Cabinet Secretary for Transport in the National Assembly (26th September), the Montgomeryshire Assembly Member called for observation carriages to be considered as part of the new rolling stock which will be introduced from 2022.


Mr George said:


“I’m pleased that the Cabinet Secretary was receptive to my suggestion for observation carriages to be included as part of the new rolling stock which will be introduced on the Cambrian and Heart of Wales railway lines.


“Powys and Ceredigion have some of the most magnificent scenery in the world and I would like to see our countryside enjoyed by those who travel through it, in a similar way as those in Canada can do through the Rocky Mountains.


“I’m grateful to the Cabinet Secretary for taking this forward with Transport for Wales and for agreeing with me that observation carriages are an attractive feature of many trains.


“I hope that this suggestion becomes a reality in the not too distant future.”