Aled Roberts AM secures £10m for N. Wales

North Wales Liberal Democrat AM Aled Roberts has secured £10m to invest in transport links as part of an Assembly budget deal between the Welsh Liberal Democrats and the Welsh Government.

Aled Roberts AM secures £10m for North Wales and demands more direct rail services to Liverpool and Manchester

North Wales Liberal Democrat AM Aled Roberts has secured £10m to invest in transport links as part of an Assembly budget deal between the Welsh Liberal Democrats and the Welsh Government.

 There will be further discussions between Aled Roberts and the Welsh Government when an investment plan will be drawn up to create more capacity for direct train services to Liverpool and Manchester. These were lost when the original scheme to dual the line between Wrexham and Chester was dropped.

 The Welsh Liberal Democrats have also reached agreement that there will be no construction of the Welsh Government’s billion pound scheme to improve the M4 around Newport during this Assembly.

 ”I am delighted to secure £10m extra for North Wales,” commented Aled Roberts. ” Too often our region is completely forgotten by the Welsh Labour Government, and my party is ensuring that this is not the case for next year’s budget.

“I am also pleased that we have had a cast-iron guarantee that there will be no construction of the M4 relief road during this Assembly.  This is a billion pound scheme and it is simply irresponsible for the Welsh Government to blow the majority of its borrowing powers on one road.

“One of the options I will be discussing with the Welsh Government is dualling part of the line between Wrexham and Chester which was dropped from the original investment scheme. That would bring substantial benefits for train travellers.

 ”The UK Government is also investing over £10m in the improvement of the Halton Curve in Cheshire which is a major bottleneck for trains travelling from North Wales.

 ”The completion of the two improvements would herald a new era of fast and regular train travel between North East Wales and England’s North West.

 ”It would also create better train links within Wales. That would be a boost for the local economy and for workers travelling every day to their place of work – commuting by rail might become a real possibility.”


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