Councillor Dilwyn Roberts
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Confidence £1bn north Wales rail cash can be found

A campaign has been launched to secure £1bn of rail improvements for north Wales and Cheshire to help link the region with the planned HS2 line.

The investment would create 70,000 new jobs over 20 years, an alliance of business, political and public sector leaders said.

They are calling for the line from Crewe to north Wales to be electrified.

The campaign - called Growth Track 360 - is backed by the region's eight councils and business groups.

Conwy council leader Councillor Dilwyn Roberts said: "I'm confident the money can be found. We have made a good enough case to justify the investment in the region."

  • 14 Jul 2016
  • From the section Wales
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