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Drakeford criticises rejection of Wrexham-Bidston funding bid

Rail

Rhodri Clark
18 May 2022
The Wrexham-Bidston line at Gwersyll station
The Wrexham-Bidston line at Gwersyll station
 

Mark Drakeford, Wales’ first minister, has criticised the UK Government for rejecting a £30m Levelling Up Fund bid to improve an under-utilised cross-border railway.

Approximately half of the Wrexham-Bidston line lies in Wales and half in England. Last year Flintshire County Council led a bid, on behalf of authorities on both sides of the border, for Levelling Up funding to improve access to Padeswood cement works for freight trains and park and ride facilities at Penyffordd, as...

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