By David Hanson MP / Latest News / / 0 Comments

Virgin Trains Investigation

I welcome the news from Virgin Trains that they are investigating the possibility of more trains stopping at Flint on its London Euston to Holyhead route.

This comes following lobbying by myself for more trains to service Delyn.

In a letter from Virgin Trains, I was informed that they:

“…are exploring the possibility of adding Flint as a calling point on the 18.10 service from London Euston. The earliest this change could be implemented is the December 2018 Timetable changes.”

I am pleased to hear that Virgin Trains are considering adding an additional service to Delyn. As we only have one train station it is important that we can build upon the number of trains stopping in Flint. I continually work to press Virgin Trains to increase their services to our town as we deserve to be well-connected with London, Holyhead and have fast access to hub stations such as Crewe.

If this goes ahead it will be an excellent boost to our local economy. Not only will it mean that Flint will only be little over two hours from London – helping businesses forge strong links with the capital – but it will ensure that Flint can become the gateway station to North Wales. I know that many businesses are taking advantage of our links to the railway network and I want to help them build upon that. The stronger these businesses can become the more decent jobs they can provide.

This builds upon the work I am doing with Holywell Town Council to see a new station opened for Holywell and Greenfield. It is clear that the more interconnected our towns and villages the more they can thrive. I will keep pressing for more investment so that Delyn residents can benefit.