Wrexham to Birmingham peak-time service to be retained

Shrewsbury railway station Image copyright Google
Image caption Campaigners said commuters could face a long wait at Shrewsbury if the service was cut

Peak-time rail services between Wrexham and Birmingham which were under threat will be retained, Arriva Trains Wales has confirmed.

The 07:47 train had been omitted from a draft timetable for May, which campaign groups said would force commuters to wait half an hour for a connection at Shrewsbury.

Wrexham AM Lesley Griffiths called the service "vital".

The 07:00 service between Shrewsbury and Wrexham will also be kept.

Following concerns raised by commuters in January, Arriva Train Wales said the development of the May 2015 timetable was ongoing.

The company said it is now starting a consultation process about the new timetable.

Rail companies put forward the services they wish to timetable so it is a matter for them as to whether they add or remove services, a spokesman for Network Rail said.

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