Plans to scrap a half-hourly train service in the Vale of Glamorgan have been slammed by an MP.

Vale MP Alun Cairns has condemned proposals by Transport for Wales to cut the service between Bridgend, Llantwit, Rhoose and Barry.

These half-hourly trains were intended to have started by the end of 2023 as part of the Metro project, but the service may not arrive until the end of 2024.

Mr Cairns said: "This is yet another slap in the face for the Vale of Glamorgan by Transport for Wales and the Labour-run Welsh Government.

"Half hourly trains on the Vale of Glamorgan line has been a long-standing commitment and to scrap this is utterly outrageous."

He continued, "The proposal to scrap half hourly trains on the Vale of Glamorgan line has proven the lack of consideration towards the Vale despite a clear need for two trains an hour.

"This is just further proof of how TfW and the Welsh Government have left the Vale behind time and time again."

Despite the UK Government providing funding to electrify the line, cost overruns led to the Vale line being excluded.

The Vale of Glamorgan has also recently suffered cuts to its bus services.

Continual covid funding for bus companies was discontinued at end of March.

Mr Cairns believes the proposal to axe the half-hourly train adds to the ongoing public transport access worries in the Vale.

Now, Transport for Wales is requesting feedback from key stakeholders and customers about the proposed changes.

Their aim is to spur further usage of public transport, as part of a review open for feedback until May 13, 2024.

Submissions can be made via the feedback section of their website.