I’m delighted to report that the final business case for the Halton Curve was examined by the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority on April 15th and they have approved the plans.
I’ve been campaigning for the re-opening of the Halton Curve line for many years now as I believe that it’s a cost effective way of connecting Halton, Cheshire, and North Wales together. It'll provide a huge boost to the local economy and will make Weaver Vale an even better place to live, work and invest in.
It was great news in July 2014 when The Chancellor confirmed the £10.4million of funding needed to modernise the signals on the line and re-open the track. This latest news has also come with funding to the tune of £5.67million from the Liverpool City Region.
This good news means we could see direct trains from Frodsham and Helsby to Liverpool as soon as May 2018. This will connect the whole region helping it to continue to prosper, and making life easier for commuters. This is ultimately what I've been campaigning for and I’m so pleased that the re-opening of the Halton Curve line is one step closer to reality!