Hope for North Wales-Liverpool direct rail link
A direct rail link from North Wales to Liverpool could be re-established after 40 years of absence.
Clwyd West AM Darren Millar challenged the Welsh Transport Minister this week to work with the UK Government to restore direct rail services in a bid to boost the North Wales economy and help the environment.
North Wales has not enjoyed a direct rail link with Liverpool since the 1970s, when it was incredibly popular for shoppers, commuters and tourists.
The Minister indicated that, although a link was not part of the National Transport Plan, future investment could be forthcoming.
Darren Millar said:
"I am pleased that the Welsh Government has finally accepted the benefits that a direct rail service to Liverpool could have for North Wales.
"As a large commercial centre with strong links to North Wales, there is no doubt that improving the transport infrastructure between Liverpool and North Wales would provide a much needed boost to the economy.
"Shifting passengers from road to rail is also good for the environment.
"It's vital that the Welsh Government work with the UK Government on this issue."