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Shotton Railway Station’s £1.5m overhaul on track

SHOTTON Railway station is to receive a major £1.5m revamp.

The station is the only improvement scheme out of 36 planned for Wales to benefit from Welsh Assembly funding.

The money, allocated through public transport organisation TAITH, will provide new ticket offices, resurfacing of platforms, bicycle racks, new signage and ticket vending machines.

Proposals are being developed with Network Rail and Arriva Trains Wales with a view to beginning work in spring next year.

The announcement was made at a meeting of Shotton Town Council on Monday.

Speaking at the meeting, Cllr Felicity Davies condemned the station’s current facilities.

She said: “I use the train quite a lot and people who visit the town say what a rough place the station is, it’s a positive embarrassment.”

Shotton town clerk Susan Cartwright told councillors she had attended a meeting with Arriva Trains, Flintshire County Council and TAITH, who announced they were investing in the station.

A Flintshire County Council spokesman said: “Funding of £1.5m has been received from the Assembly through a Transport Grant given to TAITH Consortium.”

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