Posted: Thu 12th May 2022

Thursday: Trains on the Wrexham to Bidston line cancelled due to ‘resource availability’

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Thursday, May 12th, 2022

Passengers hoping to catch a train from Flintshire stations along the Borderlands line on Thursday were hit with cancellations. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

A number of services between Wrexham, Shotton and Bidston were cancelled due to ‘resource availability’ and replaced with a bus service which takes twice as long. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The train cancellations angered Shotton councillor Dave Evans who was looking to travel between Hawarden to Liverpool on Thursday evening. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Cllr Evans asked Transport for Wales (TfW) via Twitter: “Why have you cancelled the trains on the borderlands line.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Meg from TfW replied: “I can’t seem to find information on these services being cancelled at the moment” and posted links to the TfW journey check website and National Rail website. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Cllr Evans said: “This answer is ridiculous. The information I supplied is from your APP and I just looked on the national rail APP that has both trains cancelled yet you can’t find it. I think you are in the wrong job if this is the case.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Meg replied: “I have spoken to the team and there will be bus replacements in place from Hawarden to Bidston provided by Lakeside Coaches, this will allow you to complete this journey, thanks.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Cllr Evans replied: “Thank you for that but I hope that the last train back which is still showing as running, keeps running. As a bus back will take hours and hours going to every station. Can you please confirm why the trains are cancelled.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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