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Swyddog Rheilffyrdd Cymunedol newydd ar gyfer Rheilffordd Dyffryn Conwy a Gogledd-orllewin Cymru

24 Feb 2023

Claire Williams has been appointed new Community Rail Officer for the Conwy Valley and North West Wales Coast Community Rail Partnership.

Claire Williams has been appointed new Community Rail Officer for the Conwy Valley and North West Wales Coast Community Rail Partnership.

As Community Rail Officer, Claire will engage with communities across the network from Llandudno to Blaenau Ffestiniog and Llandudno Junction to Holyhead. The role will connect people in North Wales to their railway, delivering social and economic benefits, with a focus on sustainable tourism and accessible travel for locals and visitors.

Excited about starting the new role, Claire Williams said: “By connecting and encouraging collaboration among businesses and organisations in local communities, we can empower those communities to work better together on a whole range of social, economic, cultural and environmental issues. I am very much looking forward to working with communities across the region.

“I have worked in the local community for many years, with the Llandudno Extravaganza. I am looking forward to bringing my experience in events, community engagement and working in collaboration with external organisations to the role.”

Philip Evans, chair of the Community Rail Partnership added: "I am very pleased that Claire is joining the team.  She has an excellent track record in events management locally and will certainly build on the work done by her predecessors."

Transport for Wales is part funding the Conwy Valley and North West Wales Coast Community Rail Partnership to deliver its wider vision for community rail.  The partnership is hosted by Creating Enterprise, a social enterprise committed to investing communities, volunteering and employment opportunities.

Head of Community Rail at Transport for Wales Hugh Evans said: “Delighted to welcome Claire into the Community Rail family. We know Community Rail can drive real change for the better across our network, helping make rail travel more accessible and inclusive, which in turn creates a real economic benefit and an opportunity, during these difficult times, to support the health and mental wellbeing of people in these communitiesClaire has already made an impact with local events and working with school.” 

Notes to editors


An accredited Community Rail Partnership, awarded by the Community Rail Network, Department for Transport and Welsh Government. Mr Philip Evans, Chair and Haf Jones, Vice Chair.

Our partnership members include Transport for Wales, Avanti, Network Rail, British Transport Police, Eryri National Park, Conwy Council, Gwynedd Council, Station Adoption representatives, Creating Enterprise, Community Rail Network and Boots on the Ground.

The business activity plan is delivered by all members, led by the Community Rail Officer. Our plan aims to:

  1. providing a voice for the community
  2. promoting sustainable, healthy and accessible travel
  3. bringing communities together and supporting diversity and inclusion
  4. supporting social and economic development

The Conwy Valley Line serves stations Llandudno, Llandudno Junction, Glan Conwy, Tal-y-Cafn, Dolgarrog, Llanrwt North, Llanrwst, Betws Y Coed, Pont-y-pant, Dolwyddelan, Roman Bridge and Blaenau Ffestiniog.

North West Wales Coast Line serves stations Llandudno Junction, Conwy, Penmaenmawr, Llanfairfechan, Bangor, Llanfairpwll, Bodorgan, Ty Cores, Rhosneigr, Valley, Holyhead.