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Our Vision for North Wales and 

the North East Wales Metro

Moving North 

Wales Forward

March 2017



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There is huge potential to deliver economic 

growth in North Wales and to add value to the 

Welsh and UK economy. A modern, high quality 

transport system is fundamental to achieving 

this, connecting businesses to markets, 

facilitating trade, exchange andtravel. I am 

committed to investing in transport in North 

Wales to ensure this region of Wales is a 

competitive and connected component of 

the Northern Powerhouse.

Our investment in transport must deliver 

social, environmental and cultural benefits 

to make North Wales a great place to 

live and work. Abandoning more isolated 

communities to a life that is wholly dependent 

on the private motor vehicle is economically, 

ethically and environmentally unacceptable. 

I have committed an additional £50 million 

to move forward our plans for the North East 

Wales Metro. This is on top of the substantial 

commitments for North Wales set out in the 

National Transport Finance Plan 2015 which 

will also contribute to achieving our aims. 

We have an ambitious vision for transport in 

North Wales but we cannot achieve this on 

our own. We will engage and collaborate with 

public, private and third sector partners across 

Wales and the rest of the UK to deliver on our 

commitments.

North Wales – 

Opportunities for Growth



Leisure and Tourism

North Wales has stunning landscapes 

and heritage, high quality sports and 

cultural facilities and has been recognised 

by the Lonely Planet Guide as one of the 

world’s top regions to visit in 2017. Tourism 

annual spend for North Wales exceeds 

£1.2 billion, of which £659 million is from 

domestic overnight visitors, £98 million 

from international visitors, and £481 million 

from tourism day visits

3

. Outdoor leisure in 



particular is a growing market with recent 

developments at Surf Snowdonia and at Zip 

World with the longest zip wire in Europe.

Our Economy

North Wales is well placed with access to 

markets not just in the region but also to 

markets across Wales, to the Northern 

Powerhouse and the Midlands, to London 

and the rest of the UK. North Wales 

contributes almost £13 billion GVA to the 

UK economy

1

. The industrial heartland 



of north-east Wales with West Cheshire 

and the Wirral make up the Mersey Dee 

economic sub-region. Together, the 

North Wales and Mersey Dee area has an 

economy worth around £26.5 billion GVA

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.



Jobs and Skills

North Wales is the location of a range of 

nationally and internationally important 

industrial and commercial companies, 

with a particular focus on advanced 

manufacturing and research and 

development. We have a highly skilled 

workforce, supported by universities at 

Bangor and Wrexham and an extensive 

further education sector. Key development 

sites at Wylfa Newydd, Wrexham and 

Deeside will contribute to the expected 

doubling of the economy of the North 

Wales – Mersey Dee area by 2040.

1 https://statswales.gov.wales/Catalogue/Business-Economy-and-Labour-

Market/Regional-Accounts/Gross-Value-Added-GDP/gva-by-measure-

welsheconomicregion-year

2 https://www.ons.gov.uk/economy/grossvalueaddedgva/datasets/

regionalgrossvalueaddedincomeapproach  and http://gov.wales/docs/

statistics/2016/161103-regional-economic-labour-market-profiles-november-

2016-north-wales-en.pdf

3 International Passenger Survey (https://www.visitbritain.org/nation-

region-county-data), GB Tourism Survey (http://dservuk.tns-global.com/

GBTSWalesLightViewer/ViewTable.aspx), and GB Day Visits Survey (http://gov.

wales/docs/statistics/2016/160809-great-britain-day-visitor-2015-en.pdf)

Foreword by Ken Skates AM 

Cabinet Secretary for Economy 

and Infrastructure


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Connecting Markets

North Wales

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Our Commitment

We are committed to delivering a transport 

system in North Wales that is internationally 

focused and facilitates a region that is 

ambitious, engaged and connected to the 

wider world. It will work for:

People – Enable people to live healthy and 

independent lives, with equality of opportunity 

and access to jobs and services, enabling 

people into employment and sustaining jobs.



Businesses – Provide the conditions to 

maximise economic development and 

employment access to markets in Wales, 

the rest of the UK and beyond, stimulating 

innovation and growth for a modern economy.

Communities - Connect communities to 

facilities, jobs and services through sustainable 

and resilient infrastructure that supports 

socially cohesive and resilient communities.



Environment – Encompass sustainable 

development principles with a transport 

network that is integrated and sustainable. 


Our Vision for an Integrated Transport Network

We will create a sustainable, reliable, efficient and quality integrated transport network across the region. It will connect people, communities 

and businesses to jobs, facilities, and services and maximise the economic opportunities of connectivity across Wales and our borders. We will 

provide the policy framework and the necessary tools using the Well-being of Future Generations Act and WelTAG – the Welsh Transport Appraisal 

Guidance – to guide the development and delivery of the most effective solutions.

Our transport systems will deliver:

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Benefits

Social, 

Economic, 

Environmental 

& Cultural 

Well-being

Priority Areas

Sustainable

Connected

Resilient

Impacts

Encourages use of 

sustainable fuel 

and materials

Reduced emissions 

and improved 

air quality

Responsive to 

technological 

advances


National and International 

connectivity including to 

ports and airports

Access to  

key centres 

and services

Active travel routes in 

communities to local 

facilities and bus and 

rail networks

Direct 

services 



to HS2 at 

Crewe


Direct and 

frequent bus and 

train services to 

employment sites

Accessible transport 

facilities and services

Meets rural and 

urban needs

Provides travel 

opportunities for all

High quality 

and affordable

Safe

Efficient, stable transport 



networks and services 

Reduced 


journey 

times


Reliable 

journey 


times

New and improved 

Multi-modal Transport 

Interchanges

Integrated, frequent 

bus, rail and community 

transport services

Easily accessible, 

reliable travel 

information for 

all modes

Park and 

Ride / Park 

and Share

Multi-modal 

ticketing

Responsive to 

democratic and 

social changes

Responsive 

to climate 

change


Equitable & 

Adaptable

Integrated

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North East Wales Metro and Cross-Border Connections

There are strong links between the economy 

of North East Wales and that of North West 

England. The 2011 census recorded significant 

cross-border commuter flows amounting to 

one million journeys per month. Significant 

daily flows to work are from North Wales to 

Chester and Cheshire (17,500), to Merseyside 

(3,500) and to Greater Manchester (2,200).

Similarly about 20,000 workers cross the 

border each day into Wales. There are also 

around 3,000 commuter trips from North 

East Wales to Shropshire daily highlighting 

the importance of cross-border links to the 

English Midlands

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.

Cross-border routes through North East 



Wales are important for road freight transport, 

particularly for freight between mainland 

Europe, England and Ireland. There are 

also important local and regional strategic 

transport links to and from North East Wales 

to North West Wales, Llangollen, Corwen and 

to Mid, South and West Wales.

A selection of the complex cross-border 

commuter movements within the Mersey Dee 

area are illustrated here.

www.neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk Commuting Patterns in the 



United Kingdom, 2011 Census

Many of the key employment sites on both 

sides of the border are not well served by 

public transport with resulting congestion and 

delays on the road network as people choose 

to drive to work and reduced employment 

opportunities for those who rely on public 

transport. The potential for future job growth 

is substantial in the cross-border area with 

an estimated 45,000-55,000 increase in jobs 

over the next 20 years. Improvements to public 

transport systems and the road network will 

be needed to cater for the resulting increased 

demand on our transport networks.

We will work with authorities across the 

border, most notably Cheshire West and 

Chester Council, the Liverpool City Region 

Combined Authority, the Cheshire and 

Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership, 

Transport for the North and Midlands 

Connect. Working together, we will deliver 

a joined up public transport system that 

meets the needs of people in both Wales 

and England and provides fast, frequent 

and reliable services to existing and 

planned employment opportunities.

The North East Wales Integrated Transport 

Task Force, established by the Welsh 

Government in 2013, developed a possible 

network for a Metro in the North East Wales 

travel to work area. This is shown here.



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The Task Force included representatives from 

the public, business and third sectors across 

the Wales – England border. The Task Force 

work has influenced projects we are currently 

taking forward and we will build on this work 

as we develop in collaboration with partners 

our plans for the North East Wales Metro.

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We are already delivering transport 

improvements across North Wales

Whilst our plans are being developed we are 

already investing in key projects. These will 

contribute to the achievement of our longer 

term aims for improvements to rail and road 

capacity and resilience, active travel facilities 

and schemes to facilitate the development of 

and support for bus, rail and air services. 

Maps 1 and 2 reflect some of the main projects 

we are currently developing. Further major 

schemes will need to be to be developed 

and taken forward to deliver our transport 

vision and modernise transport services and 

infrastructure.



Highway schemes currently being 

developed are for:

1. 

A third crossing over the Menai Straits

 

to provide additional capacity, improve 



resilience and reduce congestion. Works 

could start by end 2020.



2. 

A55 Abergwyngregyn to Tai’r Meibion 

improvement 

will upgrade this section to 

current standards and improve drainage, 

resilience and safety. Works are planned to 

start in 2017.

3. 

A55 Junctions 15 and 16

 replacement of 

the roundabouts with grade separated 

junctions to improve safety and journey time 

reliability. Works could start in 2019.

4. 

A55/A494/A548 Deeside Corridor 

Improvement

 package of measures 

including highway scheme to improve 

connectivity, safety and resilience and 

reduce congestion on a key strategic link 

into North Wales. A public consultation 

on two options is being held March-June 

2017 with a preferred route expected to 

be announced before end of 2017.

5. 

A494 River Dee Bridge Improvement

 

provision of a new bridge which will allow 



an upgrade of the existing bridge which is 

in poor structural condition.



6. 

A487 Caernarfon to Bontnewydd Bypass

 

will improve connectivity and road safety



reduce congestion and reduce traffic in built 

up areas. Works could start late 2017.



7. 

A487 Pont ar Dyfi, Machynlleth

 construction 

of a new bridge upstream of the existing 

historic bridge to improve connectivity and 

resilience. The existing bridge is unsuitable 

for current traffic volumes and is prone 

to closure due to flooding. Works could 

start in 2017.



8. 

A483 Junctions 4 and 5 improvements

 

development of options to improve capacity 



at key junctions with the A483 trunk road 

to west of Wrexham to facilitate potential 

employment and housing development.

9. 

A483/A5 Halton Junction improvement

 

development of a scheme to improve 



capacity and reduce queuing.

10. 

A55 to Holyhead Port improvement 

development of a scheme to improve access 

onto the A55 for vehicles leaving Holyhead 

Port, to reduce congestion and delay, 

especially for freight vehicles and to improve 

conditions for local road users.



11. 

A55 Route Study

 study of existing and 

projected traffic issues on A55 across 

North Wales taking account of key strategic 

economic growth and development 

opportunities and identification of options 

to accommodate increased traffic where 

appropriate.



12. 

A483 Route Study

 study of existing and 

projected traffic issues between A483 

Gledrid Roundabout, Chirk and Rossett 

Interchange, taking account of key strategic 

economic growth and development 

opportunities and identification of options 

to accommodate increased traffic where 

appropriate.


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A55

A5

A55

A5

A5

A470

A470

A470

A470

A489

A470

A487

A487

A487

A458

A458

A483

A483

A483

A494

A494

A5

A5

A49

A55

A550

A5117

A5

M53

M56

M62

M6

M57

Church Stretton

Oswestry

Whitchurch

Widnes

Kirby


Bootle

Heswall


Bidston

Holywell


Prestatyn

Rhuddlan


Abergele

St Asaph


Denbigh

Llanrwst


Betws-y-coed

Bala


Dolgellau

Barmouth


Harlech

Tywyn


Aberdovey

Machynlleth

Welshpool

Montgomery

Newtown

Bethesda


Llanberis

Penmaenmawr

Llanfairfechan

Beaumaris

Blaenau Ffestiniog

Porthmadog

Penrhyndeudraeth

Criccieth

Penygroes

Pwllheli


Llanbedrog

Abersoch


Llangefni

Amlwch


Benllech

Y Felinheli

Cemaes

Menai Bridge



Flint

Mold


Ruthin

Llangollen

Ruabon

Chirk


Connah’s Quay

Neston


Crosby

Northwich

Nantwich

Wem


Market Drayton

Winsford


Bontnewydd

Mostyn


Maentwrog

Holyhead


Caernarfon

Shrewsbury

Bangor

Conwy


Llandudno

Colwyn Bay

Rhyl

Birkenhead



Ellesmere Port

Runcorn


Wrexham

St Helens

Warrington

Crewe


LIVERPOOL

Chester

Telford

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A third crossing over the Menai

A55 Junctions 12 and 13 Abergwyngregyn to

Tai’r Meibion Improvement

A55 Junctions 15 and 16 improvement schemes 

A55/A494/A548 Deeside Corridor Improvement

A494 River Dee Bridge Improvement 

A487 Caernarfon to Bontnewydd

A487 Pont ar Dyfi, Machynlleth 

A483 Junctions 4 and 5 Improvements

A483/A5 Halton junction improvement

A55 to Holyhead Port Improvement

A55 Route Study

A483 Route Study

Motorway

Trunk Road

Rail network

Ferry Port

Port

Airport


© Crown copyright 2016

Cartographics •  Welsh Government • ML/95/16.17

January 2017

Map 1: Highway Schemes

Under Development

Moving North

Wales Forward


Rail and integrated transport schemes 

currently being developed are for:

1. 

Capacity Improvements, Chester Station

 

development of options to accommodate 



increased number of rail services through 

the station.



2. 

Integrated Transport Hubs and Improved 

Rail Access, Deeside

 development of options 

to improve access by rail, bus and active 

travel to key employment sites in Deeside.



3. 

Integrated Transport Hubs, Wrexham

 

development of options to improve rail / 



bus / active travel interchange at Wrexham 

General Station and other key locations 

within the Wrexham catchment area.

4. 

Electrification of the North Wales Coast 

Main Line

 continue to work with partners 

to make the case for investment by the UK 

Government in this scheme to improve 

access to HS2 and the wider UK market.

5. 

Rail Capacity Improvements between 

Wrexham and Chester 

development of 

options for further capacity improvements 

to facilitate additional rail services.



6. 

Signalling and Linespeed Improvements 

on the North Wales Coast Main Line

 to be 


delivered by Network Rail and will facilitate 

faster and more reliable rail journeys.



7. 

Linespeed Improvements on the Wrexham-

Bidston Line

 development of options to 

facilitate faster and more reliable rail journeys.

8. 

Holyhead Port Rail Freight Facilities

 work with 

partners to identify opportunities to develop 

rail freight facilities at Holyhead Port and 

promote transfer of freight from road to rail.

9. 

New Wales and Borders Franchise

 continue 

preparation of specification for new franchise 

to operate from 2018.



10. 

Direct Rail Services to Liverpool via Halton 

Curve

 development of services between North 

Wales and Liverpool via Liverpool Airport 

using a re-opened Halton Curve.



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© Crown copyright 2016

Cartographics •  Welsh Government • ML/95/16.17

January 2017

Map 2 - Rail and Integrated

Transport Schemes under

Development

Moving North

Wales Forward

A55

A55

A5

A55

A5

A5

A470

A470

A470

A470

A489

A470

A487

A487

A487

A458

A458

A483

A483

A483

A494

A494

A5

A5

A49

A55

A550

A5117

A5

M53

M56

M62

M6

M57

Church Stretton

Oswestry

Whitchurch

Widnes

Kirby


Bootle

Heswall


Bidston

Holywell


Prestatyn

Rhuddlan


Abergele

St Asaph


Denbigh

Llanrwst


Betws-y-coed

Bala


Dolgellau

Barmouth


Harlech

Tywyn


Aberdovey

Machynlleth

Welshpool

Montgomery

Newtown

Bethesda


Llanberis

Penmaenmawr

Llanfairfechan

Beaumaris

Blaenau Ffestiniog

Porthmadog

Penrhyndeudraeth

Criccieth

Penygroes

Pwllheli


Llanbedrog

Abersoch


Llangefni

Amlwch


Benllech

Y Felinheli

Cemaes

Menai Bridge



Flint

Mold


Ruthin

Llangollen

Ruabon

Chirk


Connah’s Quay

Neston


Crosby

Northwich

Nantwich

Wem


Market Drayton

Winsford


Holyhead

Caernarfon

Shrewsbury

Bangor


Conwy

Llandudno

Colwyn Bay

Rhyl


Birkenhead

Ellesmere Port

Runcorn

Wrexham


St Helens

Warrington

Crewe

LIVERPOOL

Chester

Telford

WYLFA NEWYDD

ISLE  OF ANGLESEY

G W Y N E D D

C O N W Y

D E N B I G H S H I R E

FLINTSHIRE

W R E X H A M

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S N O W D O N I A

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Capacity Improvements Chester Station

Integrated Transport Hubs and Improved Rail Access

Integrated Transport Hubs

Direct Rail Services to Liverpool via Halton Chord

Electrification of the Rail Line from

Holyhead to Chester and Crewe / Warrington

Holyhead Port - Rail Freight Facilities

New Wales and Borders Franchise

(applies to all the rail lines in North Wales)

Rail Capacity Improvements between Wrexham and Chester

Signalling and Linespeed Improvements on the North Wales

Coast Main Line between Chester and Llandudno / Holyhead

Linespeed Improvements on the Wrexham-Bidston Line



1

2

3

4

10

6

5

7

8

9

Motorway


Trunk Road

Rail network 

7

Ferry Port



Port

Airport


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North Wales Connecting Markets: 

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copyright (2016) Visit Wales, Right: AECOM

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North East Wales/Mersey Dee Area:



 

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North East Wales Integrated Transport Task 

Force: Report to Minister for Economy, Science 

and Transport June 2013



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Highway Schemes under Development: 

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