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Wrexham General to be transformed into transport hub

wrexham general station building (geograph 4023924) cropped

Wrexham General train station will be transformed into a transport hub as plans ramp up for a North Wales metro. 

A masterplan will be drawn up to regenerate the area around the station in a bid to improve transport and business links in the area.

A Transport for Wales office, Business Wales Entrepreneurship Hub and new headquarters for the Development Bank for Wales will be built as part of the new Economic Action Plan. 

In June, Transport for Wales revealed that it would invest in Wrexham General from 2024 onwards to prepare for the North Wales Metro, following a Welsh Government funding announcement of £1.8M to improve public transport in Deeside. 

“I am delighted to announce the Welsh Government will be working with Transport for Wales, Wrexham Council and Glyndwr University on plans to develop a new Transport and Business Hub to totally regenerate the area around Wrexham General Station,” Welsh Government economy secretary Ken Skates said. 

“All parties will work to develop a masterplan that enhances and integrates transport links in and around the station and opens up new and exciting opportunities for jobs and commercial growth.”

Wrexham Council leader Mark Pritchard added: “This is a potential game changer for Wrexham and will have a massive impact on our economic future.

“Good transport links are a vital part of a healthy economy, helping businesses connect with suppliers, clients and employees, and creating more job options for people by allowing them to commute and travel to work.”

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