VITAL improvements to Rhyl Railway Station will help “send out the right message”.
Plans to revamp the train station, expected to begin at the end of the year, have been welcomed by town leaders, who believe this will be a positive move for Rhyl.
The £2.5million project is part of a £40m programme to improve stations across Wales.
Malcolm Hall, Rhyl town centre manager, said it is all about sending out the right message.
“Rhyl is a place that locals want to see improve,” he said.
“With the railway station being revamped, along with everything going on to improve the town centre, which is ongoing, this is sending out a very positive image of Rhyl and its future.”
The investment will improve station facilities including new toilets, waiting shelters and customer information point.
“Obviously, both the bus station and the train station are the first point of call for most people coming to the town,” added Mr Hall.
“Visitors, I’m sure, will be impressed by the improvements.”
The revamp will also see the re-designing of the passenger areas at the station, refurbishing the lifts, and the over bridge.
Vale of Clwyd AM Ann Jones, said: “Investment like this is vital If we are to improve the services we offer local residents, businesses and tourists – all of whom contribute to strengthening the local economy and encourage job creation and growth.”
Cllr Joan Butterfield has also welcomed the revamp, and said that it can’t come quick enough.
“It is very positive and exciting news - as far as we are concerned at the town council, we just want them to get on with it.”
A spokesman for Network Rail, said: “Work is expected to start at the end of the year to improve customer facilities at Rhyl railway station.
“The Welsh Government has allocated £2.5m for the project.
“The construction work is now scheduled to begin this year, with completion planned for January 2015.”