THE UK'S transport minister will be discussing Ruabon Station's step free access.

The campaign for step free access at Ruabon Station continues to be one of the top priorities of Wrexham Council and the Chester to Shrewsbury Rail Partnership who have worked closely over the years with the Welsh Government and minster, Ken Skates, to secure funding from the UK Government under the Access for All Scheme.

Cllr David Bithell, lead member for place, environment and transport and chair of the Chester Shrewsbury Rail Partnership, welcomed the news that Clwyd South MP Simon Baynes had secured a meeting with the Government transport minister, Grant Shapps, to discuss the lack of step free access at this station.

He said: "We are very pleased to have Simons support for this campaign and for securing this meeting.

"We documented the issues at this station as far back as 2006 and have been supporting bids to have the access addressed for some time.

"There has been support from the local elected members in Ruabon and from the community itself including a petition which the former MP presented to Parliament in 2017.

"We very much hope that we can all work together to ensure Ruabon Station finally meets the needs of all passengers and look forward to the outcome of this meeting."