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Chirk Station To Receive £1.2m Upgrade

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Friday, Dec 23rd, 2011.

Picture by Chris Heaton.

Chirk railway station is set to receive £1.2 million in funding to pay for access improvements.

The money will be used to fund the installation of a new bridge giving wheelchair access to both sides of the platform.

The funding was announced by the Department for Transport as part of increased investment to provide improved access to stations throughout the country with work due to be completed by March 2014.

Working with the North Wales Regional Transport Consortia, Taith, the enhancements will compliment a series of improvements to rail infrastructure throughout Wrexham that have seen improvements to passenger information services on the Borderlands line.

The enhancements have also seen improved parking facilities at Ruabon and Chirk Stations, accessibility improvements at Wrexham General Station and the proposed introduction of CCTV at Chirk, Ruabon and Wrexham General Stations.

Councillor David Bithell, Lead Member for Environment and Transport said “We welcome these further enhancements to the rail infrastructure through Wrexham. These improvements will help to encourage more passengers to utilise these services and are a reflection of the increased passenger levels that are utilising rail as a means of transport.

“The proposals reflect the lobbying we have made through the transport consortia for rail improvements throughout North Wales. They are a crucial part of our integrated approach to transport improvements here at Wrexham and across Taith.”

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