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The launch at Cardiff Central (L-R): Luke Ryan, Media Creator Talyllyn Railway; Stuart Williams, General Manager Talyllyn Railway; Vaughan Gething MS, Minster for the Economy; David Jones, General Manager Bala Lake Railway; Tim Dunn, TV Presenter and Railway Historian; Osian Price, Marketing Lead Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways.

A new tourism project called ‘Wales on Rails’ has been launched to encourage more people to use the national rail network, heritage railways and buses.

Transport for Wales’s Community Rail Partnerships and Visit Wales have jointly funded the new initiative.

www.walesonrails.co.uk, visitors are able to plan their trip around Wales and choose from visitor attraction themes such as fantastic food, awesome adventures, heroic heritage, glorious gardens and obtainable outdoors.

Minister for the Economy Vaughan Gething said: “This is an excellent partnership which encourages safe, sustainable, and scenic adventures around Wales and showcases the wealth of experiences that are accessible by public transport.

“This new initiative makes it easier for people to plan their trips – while also using sustainable modes of transport.”