Civils and stations

24.10.19

Thirteen Borderlands railway stations set for £280k upgrade

Transport for Wales (TfW) has announced thirteen railway stations, stretching from north Wales to Merseyside, will benefit from a £280,000 revamp.

The improvements will form part of a £194m improvement programme for all 247 TfW sites across Wales and the Borders stations. Work on the Borderlands stations, between Wrexham and Upton in Wirral, is set to begin at the end of the month.

READ MORE: The Halton Curve: Small piece of track, big rail ambitions

Director Colin Lea, of the Welsh Government-owned train operator TfW, said: “The Borderlands line provides a vital link between north Wales and the Wirral, connecting communities to mainline services which is so important for those economies.

"Our station improvement vision really is for everybody and will make such a difference to the impression customers get when using our services."

The improvement works will see stations from Neston to Wrexham “deep cleaned” with new signage and landscaping. In the longer term, stations would benefit from new information screens, waiting room refurbishments and more platform seating.

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