Latest figures uncovered by the Welsh Conservatives show that rail punctuality in Wales will be the worst on record since Transport for Wales took over the franchise in 2018.
Commenting on the news, Shadow Minister for Transport, Natasha Asghar MS said, “While rail prices have been rising in Wales, Labour’s handling of our rail services has come off the tracks.
“Under the Labour Government, the rail service has creaked and buckled under the slightest bit of stress, grinding Wales to a halt whenever a slight difficulty arises.
“This is more than just inconvenience, there are economic and well-being consequences for customers across the country when trains are late or cancelled – but Labour would prefer to play politics.
“Labour ministers need to stop hiding behind empty rhetoric and ensure Wales has a rail service fit for the 21st century.”
Figures show over 1-in-4 trains (27%) arriving late or being cancelled since April. This is up from 26% in 2021/22 and 15% the year before.
This year (2022/23) also saw the highest rate of trains arriving late, with 27% of trains failing to arrive on time, a rise of 10% from four years ago.