Delyn MP David Hanson has welcomed the new train timetable for Flint, which will mean the frequency of direct trains from Flint to London will double, with improved journey times from 2009.
The changes to the timetable will include a service which will particularly appeal to business customers, with an arrival time at Euston around 08.30. There will now be 6 direct trains everyday, with a headline journey time of just 2 hours 24 mins.
There will be an hourly service running between Chester and London Euston throughout the day, and it is these services that will extend into and start from North Wales.
David Hanson said:
“I am delighted that the service from Flint to London continues to improve. I have campaigned for many years for a direct service to London and this latest timetable will be widely welcomed.
“As someone that lives in Flint and regularly uses the trains I know this will make a real difference for both commuters and leisure travellers. It will mean better links with major cities throughout the UK, which will help our local economy to grow.
“The improvements will mean extra seats, more frequent services and quicker times and I will be pressing Virgin Trains to ensure they deliver on their promises as soon as possible so that the people of Delyn can enjoy the new service.”