Economy Secretary Ken Skates has announced that areas such as Tenby will benefit from a £1.2m investment that will see police officers based at train stations around Wales, as part of a bid to cut crime on the rail network.

The scheme will be funded by the Welsh Government following an agreement with Arriva Trains Wales and the British Transport Police.

The new pilot will see a team of 21 police community support officers aiming to cut crime at stations in Tenby and Machynlleth, with a uniformed sergeant to be based at Rhyl.

“Our railways are vital in keeping the country moving, whether it is to carry us to work, to socialise, or in our efforts to reduce the number of cars in our towns and cities,” said Mr. Skates.

“It is important to all rail users that they feel safe and the British Transport Police play a huge part in this,” he added.

Last year, ‘Operation Lion’ saw more police in Tenby over the summer months to help the town cope with the large influx of people, with Dyfed-Powys Police working with British Transport Police and Arriva Trains Wales to help people coming to the resort by train get to and from the town safely.