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Calls to Improve Rail Links to Manchester Airport For Wrexham Passengers


The growing success of one of the region’s main airports will require a public transport infrastructure fit for the 21st century.

That is the message from Wrexham MP Ian Lucas, who has been campaigning for better rail links to the airport and who met with airport staff in Manchester last week to discuss those links, the £1 billion transformation programme at the airport – and how North Wales residents can benefit from both.

During the meeting, Mr Lucas heard how a major private investment at the airport will transform the way it operates in the coming decade – and how passenger numbers are expected to grow as a result.

He discussed the proposals for new rail paths into the airport – which he raised with Prime Minister David Cameron earlier this month – and how groups such as the Mersey-Dee North Wales All Party Parliamentary group can help make the case for better links to airports such as Manchester.