growth track 360 – the story so far

Rail travel in North Wales, Cheshire and Wirral.

The Growth Track 360 campaign has gone from strength-to-strength since its launch last summer. This includes securing the support of more than 400 companies representing over 300,000 people from across the North Wales and Mersey Dee region. So why are these firms backing the rail campaign? Well, different businesses cite different reasons. Sign-up to support […]

rail task force welcomes wales and borders franchise report

rail franchise

The North Wales & Mersey Dee (NW&MD) Rail Task Force that leads the Growth Track 360 campaign has welcomed a report by the Welsh Affairs Select Committee inquiry into the Wales and Borders Franchise. The Wales and Borders Franchise report, which was published in January, makes a number of recommendations for improvements to rail services […]

prime minister backs £1 billion rail vision to create 70,000 jobs

Growth Track 360 backed by Prime Minister

Prime Minister Theresa May has backed a campaign to secure £1bn of rail improvements, which would transform the North Wales and Cheshire regional economy and deliver 70,000 new jobs over 20 years. The Prime Minister told the House of Commons that the Department for Transport would work closely with campaigners and the Welsh Government to […]

over 400 businesses get behind growth track 360 campaign

More than 400 companies representing 300,000 people from across North Wales, Cheshire and Mersey Dee have voiced their support for a major campaign to deliver faster, more frequent rail services for people across the wider region. The online campaign to secure the investment needed to deliver change across the wider region’s rail services has been […]

growth track 360 campaign says new wales and borders rail franchise must be ‘transformative’

Representatives from the North Wales and Mersey Dee (NW&MD) Rail Taskforce attended the House of Commons making the case for better rail services across North Wales and Cheshire. The group was giving evidence to MPs from the Welsh Affairs Select Committee inquiry into the Wales and Borders Rail Franchise, and urged parliamentarians to support better […]

growth track 360 secures parliamentary group backing

growthtrack360 backed by business leaders

The Rail Taskforce leading the Growth Track 360 campaign to secure £1 billion of rail improvements across North Wales and Cheshire, has secured the strong support of the North Wales and Mersey Dee All Party Parliamentary Group, after presenting its prospectus – Growth Track 360, Connected within an hour – to the Group. Wrexham MP, […]

leader calls for faster and more frequent train services

The leader of Cheshire West and Chester Council and Chair of the North Wales and Mersey Dee (NW&MD) Rail Taskforce has told an inquiry into the Wales and Borders Rail Franchise that local people deserve more frequent services and reduced journey times. Responding to the Welsh Affairs Committee Inquiry on behalf of the NW&MD Rail […]

business leaders back £1 billion rail network campaign

growthtrack360 backed by business leaders

Business leaders from across the North West, North Wales and Cheshire are backing a campaign to secure £1 billion of rail improvements which would transform the regional economy and support the delivery of 70,000 new jobs over 20 years. Leaders putting their names behind the campaign – called Growth Track 360 – include the Chair […]

manchester and liverpool back £1 billion rail network campaign

Senior figures from Manchester and Liverpool have joined forces to back a campaign to secure £1 billion of rail improvements across North Wales and Cheshire. Manchester City Council leader Sir Richard Leese and Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson are among a range of senior figures to call for the government to back the Growth Track 360 […]

£1 billion rail vision to create 70,000 jobs

Growth Track 360 Launch

A major campaign has been launched to secure £1bn of rail improvements which would transform the North Wales and Cheshire regional economy and deliver 70,000 new jobs over 20 years. The campaign – called Growth Track 360 – is being led by a cross-border alliance of business, political and public sector leaders. If successful, it would […]