We’re working hard to build an integrated transport network that’s easy to use, improves connectivity and is available to all.
Our multi-million-pound North Wales Metro Programme will transform rail, bus and active travel services across North Wales. It will make it easier and faster to travel across North Wales and build better connections with the Northwest of England. This will help create more opportunities for our communities and support inward investment for the area.
The Programme will also improve connectivity between North Wales and key destinations within the UK with links to HS2 and Northern Powerhouse Rail, helping to meet the decarbonisation agenda of both the Welsh and UK Governments and their commitments to be carbon neutral by 2050.
What improvements can you expect to see?
We’re investing in the transport network in North Wales to help encourage us all to make better and more sustainable travel choices. 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.
- In 2023 we’re aiming to increase the number of services on the Borderlands Line between Wrexham and Bidston to two per hour and this will include one all-stations service and one express service.
- We’ll deliver a new hourly service between Liverpool and Llandudno from December 2023 and extend the current Llandudno to Manchester Airport service to include Bangor.
- From December 2024 we’ll deliver a new service every two hours between Liverpool to Cardiff, with an hourly service between Shrewsbury and Liverpool.
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. The introduction of a new Deeside railway station will 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 of building an integrated transport network for the whole of Wales. Our North Wales plans will play an important part in ensuring that it meets local and regional needs”
Lee Robinson, TfW’s Development Director for Mid, North and Rural Wales