P-05-770 Reopen Crumlin Railway Station – Correspondence from the Petitioner to the Committee, 05.03.18



Petitions Letter.


Thank you for your latest letter regarding the petition to re-open a train station at Crumlin in Caerphilly inviting further comment from me.


The committee should be aware of the recent High Court judgement in favour of ClienEarth regarding the need for Welsh Government to produce a plan to reduce air pollution.


I’d like to take this opportunity to remind the committee that the most polluted street in the UK outside of London is a stone’s throw from the proposed site for the station at Crumlin.


In order to reduce air pollution there must be an urgent shift to public transport. This judgement plus the potential benefits which may well be supported by the City Deal provides the ideal opportunity and impetus to develop this project, and I would welcome support.


I would urge the committee not to miss this opportunity to press the Welsh Government into action.


Yours sincerely,

Mike Davies