PEOPLE are being left stranded for hours waiting for trains on the Heart of Wales rail line according to a local MP.

Jonathan Edwards, MP for Carmarthen East and Dinefwr, has spoken about how he has been contacted by a number of constituents complaining about the regular cancellation of services, which means commuters are waiting for hours until the next train.

Mr Edwards, who has written to the Welsh Government in relation to these complaints, said: “I wrote to the Welsh Government last summer regarding the negative experiences faced by my constituents wanting to use the Heart of Wales line.

“At the time, I was assured by the Welsh Government minister that Transport for Wales had been advised that the issues fall significantly short of the Welsh Governments’ expectations and extra steps would be taken to mitigate such errors in the future.

"Over 12 months have passed and unfortunately my constituents are facing the same problems with more trains being cancelled than ever before.

“I am hearing, first hand, from constituents who have been stranded having to wait over four hours for the next train, job interviews being lost, and holidays being affected. This is without mentioning the effect on the environment and tourism in the area.

“The Welsh Government need to urgently intervene in this case and hold Transport for Wales to account before public trust is totally lost in the service.”

The Heart of Wales line runs for 120 miles between Swansea and Shrewsbury, with stops in Ammanford, Llandeilo and Llandovery.

Transport for Wales has been contacted for comment.