Flintshire MP David Hanson has welcomed news that the Halton Curve is to be upgraded as part of a £10 million boost to the rail infrastructure of north Wales.
Mr Hanson welcomed the move to develop the Halton Curve which will bring a real boost and benefit to Flintshire after years of campaigning on the issue.
The development is a £10m scheme to upgrade the Halton Curve rail line, linking Liverpool, Cheshire, Warrington and Wrexham. The project is part of a £34m package to improve transport connections between Liverpool and Manchester.
The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) said the chancellor’s announcement would be welcomed but warned there was more to be done. Its regional chair Gwyn Evans said: “Projects such as this, and the £44m upgrade of the rail line between Wrexham and Chester, will make a real difference.
“However, there is still some way to go to provide north Wales with the transport infrastructure needed to keep our economy on track.”
David Hanson MP said:
“The upgrading and development of the Halton Curve is a welcome boost for Flintshire and will make a real difference for businesses and passengers in our area.
“However the FSB are right that this development alone isn’t enough and we still need concerted action and support from the Westminster Government to ensure North Wales can prosper and see its economy grow in the next few years.”