B&FRHT (Registered no: 11668316) Garth Celyn, Penrhyndeudraeth, Wales, LL48 6RF

The Strategic Case

10.1 B&FRHT Phase 5 is intended to facilitate economic growth, new housing and employment opportunities in the local area through the provision of improved rail connectivity, opportunities for tourism generating direct and indirect support to local businesses.

The Scheme

10.2 When complete, the B&FRHT programme will provide a rail link between Trawsfynydd Lake Halt and Blaenau Ffestiniog restoring the connection to the national network and enabling through trains once again whether they be freight or passenger.

Strategic objectives for B&FRHT Phase 5

10.3 The B&FRHT has created some strategic objectives for the line These allow for the opportunity for the railway to improve local connectivity and serve as a driver of economic growth and new housing. The objectives of the railway are to:

• Improve public transport connectivity between Trawsfynydd Lake Halt and Blaenau Ffestiniog;
• Stimulate economic growth, housing and employment through new and reliable train services and encouraging tourism within the region;
• Consider and plan for future demand and economic growth; and
• Provide a sustainable transport solution to support economic growth in the area to support locals without access to cars.