Aled Roberts welcomes possible new transport hub for Wrexham
North Wales’ Liberal Democrat Assembly Member Aled Roberts has welcomed the Commissioning of an Independent Review into timetabling and capacity on the Wrexham to Chester railway line and a separate study to consider a new transport hub.
Wrexham Council will now be undertaking a study into the feasibility of developing a transport hub.
The independent review and study have been commissioned by Welsh Government Transport Minister Edwina Hart in the light of the Welsh Liberal Democrats securing an extra £10m in the Welsh Government’s budget.
This £10m of new monies will be used to make better use of the funds already invested in the scheme to build a second line along most of the line between Wrexham and Chester
“I am particularly pleased,” commented Aled Roberts, “that the Welsh Government has agreed to a report by Wrexham Council considering the feasibility of developing a transport hub at Wrexham General Station with the aim of increasing rail-bus capacity.
“The delays to the existing dualling scheme between Wrexham and Chester are clearly a matter of concern with the commissioning of the new dualled section of line having been put back on a number of occasions.
“The independent report will review options that have been developed by Network Rail to improve further the line between Wrexham and Chester but delays to the existing scheme also need to be addressed.”