MORE investment must be ploughed into Wales' railways as well as its roads, including a new station in Magor, a Gwent AM has said.

Earlier this month the Welsh Government announced plans for a new £50 million train station in Llanwern, and in July plans were announced for a privately-owned railway station in St Mellons.

But, addressing infrastructure and economy secretary Ken Skates in the Senedd earlier this week, South Wales East AM Mark Reckless said he believed this did not go far enough.

The ex-Ukip AM said: "We should invest more in rail as well as road to drive that economic development.

"Since new stations at Llanwern and St Mellons will change the pattern of mainline services, does he agree a new station at Magor could complement this?"

Mr Skates replied, while he agreed much could be done to improve Wales' railways, the Welsh Government has little control over it.

"Ultimately it comes down to one fact," he said.

"We do not have the devolution responsibility and funding for rail infrastructure, and until such a date as we do, it comes down to UK Government to provide the money."