CLWYD South AM Ken Skates has welcomed a £44m investment in the region’s rail network.
Welsh Labour Government Transport Minister Edwina Hart rubber-stamped the revised scheme – which will cut north-south journey times and increase capacity between Wrexham and Chester – on Wednesday, October 2.
The work, which will see parts of the track redoubled, is scheduled to be completed by spring 2015.
Labour AM Mr Skates said: “I am delighted with the confirmation the Minister has given that this redoubling work will now be going ahead. It’s important this piece of infrastructure investment is undertaken for the benefit of commuters and businesses in my constituency.
“Improving the rail network between Wrexham and Chester, and cutting journey times along the way, is good news for our regional economy and I look forward to the works being completed.”