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Valley Lines asset transfer in jeopardy as devo talks drag on


Andrew Forster
18 August 2017
Ken Skates and Chris Grayling: exchange of letters about franchise devolution
Ken Skates and Chris Grayling: exchange of letters about franchise devolution


The Welsh Government’s plan to take control of the Valley Lines in South East Wales from Network Rail could unravel, Welsh cabinet secretary for economy and infrastructure Ken Skates has acknowledged. 

The difficulties facing the asset transfer plan are revealed in correspondence between Skates and transport secretary Chris Grayling released by the Welsh Government this week. The letters also reveal that big hurdles remain with the proposed devolution of the next Wales and Borders...

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