IT'S full steam ahead with the Prime Minister praising a major Denbighshire project.

In last week's Prime Minister’s Questions, Clwyd West MP Simon Baynes highlighted the upcoming official reopening of Corwen Station.


Simon Baynes MP's question to the Prime Minister

The station, on the Llangollen Steam Railway, will reopen on June 2 after the station was closed 60 years ago under the Beeching axe.

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Mr Baynes asked the Prime Minister Rishi Sunak to join him in congratulating the heroic work of volunteers, the local community and funders who have made the reopening possible and also thanked the Prime Minister for awarding the Clwyd South Levelling Up Fund when he was Chancellor.

This paid for the new roof on Corwen Station, which was manufactured by Clwyd South firm Robinson Construction Ltd, near Wrexham.

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Speaking at Prime Minister’s Questions, Simon Baynes MP said: “Would the Prime Minister join me in congratulating the volunteers, the local community and the funders who have made this possible and also take his own share of the credit for granting the Levelling Up Fund to Clwyd South when he was Chancellor, which has paid for the magnificent new roof on Corwen Station?”

In response, the Prime Minister said: “I am delighted that the Levelling Up Fund has delivered for Corwen Station.

"It’s a huge boost to local ambitions to see trains returning there and I know that a small team of the project’s volunteers have actually built the majority of the station; they deserve credit, and, indeed, a local company near Wrexham has supplied the new steelwork for the canopy roof, providing a welcome boost to the local economy. I look forward to seeing the station open this summer.”