If you live in North Wales, Cheshire or Wirral, better rail links will make a huge difference to your life. And to future generations. Jobs and business clients that might seem out of reach right now, will be easier to get to – opening up new opportunities and helping to create a more prosperous future for everyone. So help us make this a reality. Sign-up to the Growth Track 360 campaign. Click here if you’re a member of the public (for example a resident or commuter). Or click here if you’re a business. Subscribe to our e-newsletter to keep up to date with the latest Growth Track 360 campaign activity.The campaign is being driven by the North Wales and Mersey Dee Rail Task Force (NW&MD) and has the backing of the region’s eight local authorities, the Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership, the Mersey Dee Alliance, the North Wales Economic Ambition Board, the North Wales Business Council and the West Cheshire & North Wales Chamber of Commerce. It also has the support of over 80 organisations spanning the business sector, voluntary sector, university and FE sector, enterprise zones and community and resident groups.
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Improving the railway infrastructure in North Wales will bring benefits to the construction industry in North Wales. Improved transport links will attract capital investment into the region. Many national retail and leisure operators are reluctant to invest in the region due to the current population catchment within an hour of their operations. Making these catchment areas more accessible within reduced time periods will encourage investment, which will lead to construction opportunities and long term jobs across the region. Mark Watkin Jones Chief Executive Officer, Watkin Jones plc
Transport links around the region are important to us as a growing business, in order that we can move our staff and stock around easily. A large percentage of our business comes from within our region, particularly Manchester and Liverpool, and infrequent and time-consuming rail transport is often reported as a negative by these customers. If it could be improved, we would see a definite positive impact to our business. Jonathan Slater, MD, Oddfellows
NCRUG have long been campaigning for more frequent and longer trains on the Manchester/North Wales route, where peak time overcrowding is causing suppressed demand along the whole route. The M56/A55 road routes at most times of day suffer slow moving traffic in both directions which could be alleviated if a fast and frequent rail service was available. Ced Green, North Cheshire Rail User Group