I recently raised the idea of a Light Railway or Tramway link between Porthcawl and Pyle railway station in my Seaside News column.
Many constituents have since contacted me with a positive response towards this proposal.
The interest I have received regarding the railway proposal suggests that a feasibility study is the necessary next step.
It’s promising that the Cardiff Capital City Deal and South Wales Metro plan have decided that money should be spent in Porthcawl on providing new transport links such as a bus station, but I believe that it should go further still to provide a railway link from Porthcawl to the South Wales mainline.
A new railway link in Porthcawl would provide the area with new commercial opportunities as well as providing more jobs and opportunities to the residents of Porthcawl.