A MAINLINE railway station will be looking blooming marvellous over the coming weeks following the delivery of hundreds of flowers and plants for the platforms.

Friends of Prestatyn Railway Station took delivery of geraniums, dahlias petunias, million bells, begonias and bacopas from Pottles Premier Plants in Holywell and these have been planted across the platforms at Prestatyn Railway Station.

This year Prestatyn is entering both Wales in Bloom and Britain in Bloom and the Friends of the Railway Station hope that their displays will add value to the town's entry.

The green thumbed group was visited by Chris Ruane, MP for Vale of Clwyd, who saw all the efforts being taken to improve the train station for visitors and residents alike.

Mr Ruane said: “Friends of Prestatyn Railway Station have been carrying out exceptional work over the past six years.”

“Anyone who has travelled to the town or just pass through by rail cannot fail to be impressed by what has taken place and they deserve a huge amount of credit for what has been achieved.

“I’m sure this work will go a long way to helping Prestatyn in the Britain in Bloom and Wales in Bloom competitions.”

Every year, millions of passengers pass through the railway station heading east or west along the main North Wales coast line.

Ms Carol Holliday, chair of Friends of Prestatyn Railway Station said: “We are so grateful for Chris' ongoing support for our work at the station, and most especially his representations to Network Rail for the new Welcome to Prestatyn sign and our plans for the sculpture of the walker.

“We believe that the station is the town's shop window and hope that our efforts clearly advertise the town as a centre for walking, which in turns helps the local economy.”