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I have called on the UK Transport Minister to extend the services from Liverpool Lime Street to the North Wales coast following the reopening of the Halton Curve.

The investment in the Halton Curve, worth £16m, means that rail services from Liverpool Lime Street to Wrexham will reopen a direct service for the first time in decades. The Curve may only be 1.5miles of track, but it ensures that there is a link between the Chester/Warrington Line with the Liverpool/Crewe Line at Frodsham Junction.

Before the investment in the track there was only one scheduled service a week during the summer, but the new investment – which I have campaigned for for many years – means that there will be an hourly service in both directions between Liverpool and Chester. Read more “Transport Questions: Extending Liverpool Lime Street services to Flint”

By David Hanson MP / Latest News / / 0 Comments
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On Thursday, I asked a follow up question to the Secretary of State for Transport, Chris Grayling, regarding the letter I co-signed with a cross-party group of MPs on the future of HS2 and North Wales.

I asked him if he would look at the development of HS2 and the hub at Crewe to ensure that we would have a decent link to the high speed rail network. By linking us effectively to HS2 it will ensure that businesses and people based in Flintshire will have greater access to Manchester, Birmingham and London allowing for our local economy to thrive.

The Secretary of State said that he does know of our letter and that this proposal for a better hub at Crewe is “very much top of mind at the Department.” Time will tell if this is true. I will be continuing to press the Government for a cast iron guarantee that this will be the case.