What this means for North Wales
As part of our commitment to North Wales, we will:
- Introduce the new fleet of diesel multiple units (DMUs) to the North Wales Coast in 2022.
Reduce walk-up and season fares to, from and within North Wales by 10% to encourage travel.
Invest in Shotton Station and Wrexham General from April 2024, to enable North Wales Metro capability.
Invest to co-fund new station buildings at Blaenau Ffestiniog.
Create a true intercity experience on the North-South long-distance services, bringing 12 newly refurbished Mark IV carriages to Wales.
Introduce two new Community Rail Partnerships on the North Wales Line and the Crewe to Hereford line. These will be supported by the recruitment of two new Community and Stakeholder Managers and 13 Community and Customer Ambassadors.
Provide ticket machines at more stations.
Introduce a pay-as-you-go facility for users of our app from April 2021, finding the lowest available fares.
Train service improvements include:
- Delivering the North East Wales Metro by increasing frequency on the Wrexham-Bidston line to 2 trains per hour (tph) from December 2021, with fully refurbished metro trains.
- Introducing a new 1tph service from Chester to Liverpool Lime Street in May 2019.
- Revising timetables in December 2022 to introduce a new Liverpool to Llandudno and Shrewsbury service (1tph) and Liverpool to Cardiff (1 train every 2 hours), plus direct services between Manchester Airport and Bangor.