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Report calls for £1BN Rail Investment

Cheshire & Warrington News

Picture by Richard Williams. 07901518159 Growth Track 360 meeting, Coleg Cambria, 8th July 2016.

A new campaign to secure £1bn of improvements to the North Wales and Cheshire rail network, which could create 70,000 jobs over 20 years, has launched.

The campaign, called Growth Track 360, is being led by a cross-border alliance of business, political and public sector leaders.

If successful, it could boost the North Wales, Cheshire and Wirral economies by linking them with the planned HS2 line between London and the North of England.

It is calling for electrification of the line from Crewe to North Wales and the doubling in frequency of trains between the North Wales Coast Line and Wrexham to Manchester through Chester.

Investment in new rolling stock is also sought alongside new services between Liverpool and Liverpool Airport to North Wales and Wrexham via Chester and doubling journey frequency between Wrexham and Liverpool via Deeside and Bidston. Read More

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