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Great Western Swansea train cut sparks row over rail funding

A small service alteration by First Great Western next month has sparked a row over rail funding in Wales.

The 15.15 Paddington-Swansea forms the main evening-peak train west from Cardiff, but will terminate at Cardiff from 11 December. FGW says the service is essentially for people travelling within Wales, and catering for them is a matter for Arriva Trains Wales. An FGW spokesman also said the service’s curtailment at Cardiff was part of the new franchise agreement with the Department...

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