Welcome to the 'New Somerset and Dorset Railway'
Tuesday, May 01, 2012
more doubling ... more trains
Wrexham Council has welcomed the news that the railway line between Wrexham and Chester is to be redoubled after 30 years of single track lines. Between Saltney Junction and Wrexham General, seven miles of track will be redoubled, having been singled in the 1980s and the line speed will be increased to 90mph on some sections. The costs of the proposed redoubling and line speed works are estimated at £36.66m. The works are expected to be completed by early 2015.
Redoubling of this line has been one of the council’s strategic rail objectives and has been a priority of Taith, the regional transport consortia for some time. The scheme is being delivered under the Welsh Governments National Transport Plan, as part of the North-South Wales journey time enhancement project.