March 2018 - WBRUA Newsletter 

11 November 2017Seasonal Readiness presentation by Network Rail and Arriva TW

06 October 2017WBRUA response to the HS2 Crewe Hub consultation

30 June 2017 - WBRUA response to ATW December 2017 timetable consultation

29 October 2016 - Ken Skates, the Welsh Assembly Member for Clwyd South and, since May, the Welsh Government’s Cabinet Secretary for Economy & Infrastructure (which incorporates transport) kindly spoke to WBRUA members at the WBRUA’s AGM on the 29 October 2016.  A video of what Ken said to the meeting can be found here

02 May 2017WBRUA response to the Wales and Borders Rail Franchise consultation

March 2017 - WBRUA Newsletter

29 October 2016 - The Annual Report by the WBRUA’s Chairman, as circulated to members ahead of the WBRUA’s AGM on the 29 October 2016, can be found here.

22 September 2016WBRUA's response on the draft Deeside Plan

06 September 2016 - Wales and Borders rail franchise inquiry - publications

06 September 2016 -  WBRUA's response to the Wales and Borders rail franchise inquiry

30 July 2016 - WBRUA's response to the InterCity West Coast rail franchise consultation

08 July 2016 -  Wrexham - Bidston station usage statistics from 2007 to 2015

The WBRUA has abstracted  Wrexham-Bidston figures from the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) Station Usage data to prepare this spread sheet.   The ORR’s Station Usage data is generated from the Origin Destination Matrix (ODM), a comprehensive matrix of rail flows throughout England, Scotland and Wales, produced by Steer Davies Gleave (SDG)), and based on data produced for the MOIRA2 rail planning tool which itself is derived from LENNON, the rail industry’s ticketing and revenue system. This does place some limitations on the data which users should be aware of and these can be found in SDG’s report on the ORR’s website.  Figures for interchange stations also include passengers not travelling on the Wrexham-Bidston line and therefore have not been included when calculating growth.

13th April 2016 - WBRUA’s response to Arriva Trains Wales December 2016 Timetable Consultation

29th February 2016 - WBRUA's response to the Wales and Borders Franchise Consultation

13th January 2016WBRUA’s response to Arriva Trains Wales May 2016 Timetable Consultation

13th January 2016WBRUA’s response to the Welsh Government’s Enterprise and Business Committee’s consultation on the Priorities for the future of Welsh rail infrastructure

7th January 2016WBRUA’s response to the National Infrastructure Commission’s call for evidence

(addressing the connecting northern cities element of this consultation).

Connectivity map demonstrating the the potential of the Wrexham - Bidston line.

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