PROPOSALS to utilise Amman Valley railway for passengers have been announced as part of a budget deal by Plaid Cymru.

The agreement, revealed by Carmarthen East and Dinefwr AM Adam Price, sees government funds earmarked to explore the feasibility of using the little-used line to provide a shuttle service between the Amman Valley and Swansea.

The plan forms part of the the Welsh Government’s draft budget, announced yesterday (Tuesday) which also includes funding for upgrades to the A470 and A487.

The agreement is on top of the deal Mr Price and Plaid Cymru secured last year which achieved funding for the Llandeilo bypass, museums and additional support for local businesses.

Speaking about the agreement, Mr Price said: “Plaid Cymru’s budget deal will deliver tangible benefits for people’s lives – from bread and butter services including the NHS and the roads we drive on, to exciting new innovative models of care and regional economy.

“Our budget deal will mean investment in Mental Health services, universities, culture and the Welsh language, tourism and agriculture, and regions of Wales like north and west Wales through roads and medical training.

“We are frustrated that the government rejected our calls for action on crucial issues such as the pay cap and tuition fees, but Plaid Cymru has secured the best deal for the people of Wales.

“This deal shows that wherever Plaid Cymru can it will secure gains for the people of Wales and deliver on its commitments. Just 17 months since the election, Plaid Cymru has secured £0.5 billion for its manifesto commitments.”