The Welsh Government has released images of proposed improvements to North Wales transport infrastructure over the next decade as part of their plans to develop a North Wales Metro system.
Images released on Friday show proposals to improve bus and rail networks across the region, include a new station at Greenfield, described as a priority to 2029.
Member of the Senedd for Delyn, Hannah Blythyn, has welcomed the inclusion of a new station at Greenfield, following years of campaigning with the local community.
Speaking on the announcement Ms Blythyn said:
“It is great to see that the Welsh Government are including plans for a new train station at Greenfield in their proposals for the North Wales Metro, and I look forward to seeing plans progress in the coming months and years.
This is an idea which the community has long championed as a way to improve public transport links in the western part of Flintshire, encouraging people to commute via train for work and leisure purposes.
The Welsh Government has already funded a feasibility study and First Minister, Mark Drakeford, visited the proposed site with me earlier this year, demonstrating the commitment to improving transport links in our corner of the country.”
The MS also previously invited the former Economy Minister to the site, to hear the proposals and speak about the potential benefits with members of Holywell Town Council and representatives of Flintshire County Council. This then led to the Welsh Government to provide £50,000 for a feasibility study to further explore options for the station’s development.
Ms Blythyn has previously raised concerns that despite having over 11% of the rail infrastructure of the UK, Wales only receives 2% of the allocated funding. She also recently echoed the frustrations of the Welsh Affairs Committee, that the HS2 project should not be classified as an England and Wales project, as the Welsh Government will not receive any consequential funding.
As a result of transport concerns being regularly raised with her, Ms Blythyn is currently running a transport survey on her website to hear the views and experiences of constituents, in an attempt to improve the transport infrastructure in North Wales. The survey can be accessed online at www.hannahblythyn.cymru/transport-survey or hard copies can be requested by calling 01352 762102.