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.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spotted something? Got a story? Send a Facebook Message | A direct message on Twitter | Email: News@Deeside.com
Latest News

  • Flintshire: Two motorbikes stolen in separate incidents
  • Wife’s dying wish inspires Flintshire man to waddle 26 miles as a penguin to raise awareness of sarcoma
  • Voter registration closes today for next months Police and Crime Commissioner elections

  • More...

    Flintshire: Two motorbikes stolen in separate incidents

    News

    Wife’s dying wish inspires Flintshire man to waddle 26 miles as a penguin to raise awareness of sarcoma

    News

    Voter registration closes today for next months Police and Crime Commissioner elections

    News

    Deeside locker maker helps greenkeepers stay on course for Open Championship

    News

    Fresh bid to turn a chapel in Buckley into eight new homes

    News

    Deeside based Iceland launches first ever supermarket customer election manifesto

    News

    Wrexham to host to second stage of Tour of Britain Women

    News

    Young woman and child victims in Mold street robbery, police appeal for witnesses

    News

    Mold: Plans to turn former Boots store into bar given the green light

    News