Direct trains from Wrexham to Liverpool will start in May
A direct train service will begin from Wrexham straight to Liverpool later this year, in a boost to Shropshire passengers.
In May there will be services from the North Wales town, direct to Liverpool Lime Street at peak times.
This is on top of a new service running hourly from Chester, and the new service will travel via Helsby, Frodsham and Runcorn.
The service will bring a direct train to Liverpool Lime Street and access to Liverpool John Lennon Airport via Liverpool South Parkway station.
Councillor David A Bithell lead member environment and transport welcomed the introduction of these new services.
He said: "We have strong links to Liverpool and the North West and the opening of this new route is good news for this area.
"We very much hope that in the future more of the services that will be starting and terminating in Chester will run through to Wrexham and further south if possible, giving the communities along the Chester-Wrexham-Shrewsbury line a direct link to Liverpool and its airport by train."