£10m investment announced for Wrexham transport network

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More than £10 million of Welsh Government funding is being invested in modernising transport infrastructure and services in Wrexham, Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Transport Ken Skates has announced.

The investment aims to establish a multi-model integrated transport system ‘which will be a major boost to the area.’

The Cabinet Secretary shared the news following a visit to Wrexham General Railway Station where proposals for a transport hub are currently being developed. The plans at Wrexham General include improved bus and active travel access as well as Park & Ride opportunities.

There will also be improved connectivity between Wrexham General and the main bus station. A review of the bus network ‘to improve connectivity to key locations within and beyond the town centre’ will also take place and Welsh Government funding will be allocated to ‘improving passenger experience at Wrexham Bus Station.’

The Cabinet Secretary also announced a commitment to progressing with the development improvements to Junctions 3 to 6 on the A483 to address congestion issues in the area.

Ken Skates said: “I’m delighted to announce £10m of Welsh Government funding is being invested in Wrexham which will improve transport links and connect people to jobs and services.

“Work on modernising transport services and infrastructure in Wrexham and Deeside is moving at pace and our focus is now shifting from planning and development into delivery.

“I am committed to seeing an integrated transport system in the region that works for everyone. A system that will better connect people, improve the journey experience and provide a boost to the North Wales economy.

“My vision is about spreading prosperity and supporting economic development across all parts of the region including maximising opportunities from the Northern Powerhouse. It will not only deliver growth in our economy, but also achieve social, environmental, health and cultural benefits.”