TRANSPORT For Wales has announced that additional stops are set to be added to their 11.34am service from Holyhead to Cardiff.

The news comes following a meeting with Rhun ap Iorwerth, in which the island's Assembly Member raised constituents’ concerns that the new rail timetable meant less services for the islands’ smaller stations.

Recent changes to the train timetable in December had left constituents using Anglesey’s request stops (Valley, Rhosneigr, Ty Croes, Bodorgan, Llanfairpwll) with a four hour gap between services in the morning.

Mr ap Iorwerth raised this issue in a meeting with Transport for Wales before Christmas, and they have now agreed to add an additional stop, which would remove the four-hour gap on week day mornings.

This has been be operational from January 6, and although it will take a few days for this service to appear on the Transport for Wales booking website, constituents will be able to request this service as usual.

Rhun ap Iorwerth said: "I’m pleased that Transport for Wales listened to our concerns and have acted upon them. Even though it’s important to have a fast service between our main centres, this should not be at the expense of local services.

"The recent change in the timetable meant a four hour gap in services, but that has now been changed, and I’m glad that we’ve been able to get an additional stop for those using Anglesey’s smaller stations.”