Ian Lucas

Your Labour Member of Parliament for Wrexham

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Wales rail proposals a welcome step forward

Proposals announced by the Welsh Government today are a significant step for North Wales’ rail network.

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I’m a long-term campaigner for better transport links in North Wales, so am delighted at the news that the Welsh Government is to look in detail at the case for new railway stations in North Wales, with two stations in Wrexham and one in Flintshire among those being examined.

Under the proposals, announced by Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure Ken Skates, the case for new railway stations at Wrexham North and Wrexham South and Deeside Industrial Park would be examined.

This is very good news indeed, and is a significant step forward for North Wales and for the proposed North Wales Metro.

For Wrexham, it means proposals for the town to be a transport hub have moved forward again. Coupled with the upgraded Wrexham to Chester line, and with recent successes securing new rail services such as links to Manchester Airport, this news is very welcome indeed.

I’ve been in close touch with Ken Skates, the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure, over transport issues in recent months and I am delighted at the announcement he has made today.

The hard work we have put in building the case for better transport for our area is beginning to pay off. The Labour Welsh Government has listened – and acted.

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