The North Wales Metro will make it easier and faster to travel between the North Wales Coast, Wrexham, Deeside and Merseyside and improve bus and rail connections.
We’re currently working on the initial phases of the multi-million-pound North Wales Metro, putting in place the foundations of a transformation of rail and bus services in North East Wales.
The North Wales Metro will also open up exciting job and leisure opportunities across North Wales and England. It’s also a vital part of the Welsh Government’s vision to develop the economy of the region and link in with the Northern Powerhouse.
What improvements can you expect to see?
We’ve already started improving services in North Wales.
In May 2019, we launched our new Liverpool to Wrexham service via the Halton Curve, improving links between Liverpool and North Wales.
From December 2021, we’ll be increasing the number of services on the Borderlands Line between Wrexham and Bidston to two per hour, with fully rebuilt Metro trains. These trains will provide a faster service and more capacity as well as improved onboard facilities including air conditioning, and faster journeys.
From December 2022, we’ll be introducing with direct services between Liverpool and Llandudno via the North Wales Coast, and between Liverpool and Cardiff via Wrexham.
We’re working on plans to improve our stations, making it easier to change between rail and bus services at Wrexham General, and between North Wales Coast and Borderlands Line rail services at Shotton.
We’re also developing plans to improve public transport to and within Deeside Industrial Park and the wider Deeside Enterprise Zone, to provide better opportunities for local people and businesses.
“In the coming years Transport for Wales will be improving and enhancing the transport network in North Wales as we work together with partners to deliver the Welsh Government’s vision for the North Wales Metro and create an integrated transport network for the whole of Wales. Our North Wales Business Unit will play an important part in ensuring that it meets local and regional needs”
TfW’s Development Director for North Wales