FURTHER rail services between Wrexham and London have moved a step closer after a cross-party group of MPs met with train companies and Network Rail to discuss the issue.
Wrexham MP Ian Lucas was among the MPs who met with Network Rail, Virgin Trains and Arriva Trains at Oswestry Town Hall recently to begin detailed work on a proposal to extend the current Shrewsbury to London service onwards to Wrexham later this year.
The meeting established a working group including the two train operating companies and Network Rail.
The group, which will meet regularly, will examine the feasibility of the proposals and the best way to implement them.
Mr Lucas said: “This was a very positive meeting and there was a feeling that extending these services is a worthwhile goal.
“If the proposals are feasible, we could see two more services a day linking the Shrewsbury to London service on to Wrexham, or possibly Chester. These would obviously mean more services for the people of Wrexham and I’ll be working alongside Network Rail, the train operating companies and other MPs to do what I can to secure these changes.
“After the meeting, I also discussed the work being done on the Wrexham to Chester line with Network rail and heard more about the latest position with the work being carried out to improve that line. That work, too, will be important in helping to bring more and better services to my constituents in Wrexham.”