Not-for-profit government agency Transport for Wales has appointed Lee Robinson as development director for North Wales.
The region will be the first to benefit from the addition of fully refurbished trains in 2019 as part of the development of the North Wales Metro. In addition, North Wales will receive newly built trains as part of an £800 million investment by 2023.
Lee, who previously spent nine years as director of economy and place at Wrexham County Borough Council, will now take forward the development of schemes including an integrated Shotton station and a new Deeside Parkway station.
He said: “I’m looking forward to using my broad experience to develop good working relationships throughout North Wales and across the border. Transport is essential to the social, economic, environmental and cultural wellbeing of Wales and I’m excited to start progressing with improvements in the region.
“As someone who is passionate about the region and its communities, I’m particularly encouraged with the imminent developments such as the introduction of new services between Chester and Liverpool this spring. These positive changes will have a direct impact on the economic development of the area.”
Caption: L-R: Transport minister Ken Skates and Lee Robinson. Photo: Transport for Wales.