PLAID Cymru leader Adam Price called for a rail revolution to fix Wales’ broken rail system during a visit to Llandudno Junction.

He stopped en route on a journey from Cardiff to Ynys Môn today for the final weekend of campaigning ahead of polling day next week.

Due to there being no easy direct north to south rail link, Mr Price’s journey from south to north will take just shy of five hours and will include six railway stations in England.

As part of its proposed £20 billion Green Jobs Revolution, Plaid Cymru’s manifesto commits to revamping Wales’ rail infrastructure.

During many of the campaign’s televised debates, Mr Price has drawn attention to the fact that Wales receives just one per cent of the UK’s railway infrastructure spending, despite having around five per cent of the population.

Mr Price said: “Anyone who has ever tried to get around Wales by train knows that what we have now is a crumbling, 19th century rail system that simply isn’t fit for purpose.

“We have cancelled electrification, and meanwhile the vanity project that is HS2 presses ahead.

“Never mind a high speed rail link north to south, Wales doesn’t even have a low speed railway link north to south.

“What we need in this country is a rail revolution, and that’s what Plaid Cymru is proposing through our Green Jobs Revolution.

“We will create a trans Wales railway by reopening the Carmarthen to Aberystwyth line and onwards to the north, we’ll electrify all main routes.

“We’ll build metros in the south east and north east, as well as the 50 km Cross rail for the Valleys.

“Under successive governments of the two big Westminster parties, Conservative and Labour, Wales’ rail infrastructure has fallen into disrepair.”