CHARGING points for electric vehicles are to hopefully be installed at Prestatyn railway station.

Transport for Wales said that the station is one of roughly 150 involved in the project, which is in its ‘very early stages’.

A spokesperson for Transport for Wales said: “Prestatyn railway station is one of approximately 150 locations where we hope to install electric vehicle fast charging infrastructure.

“At each location, we will look to engage with the relevant local authority to identify opportunities for collaboration.

“This project is currently in its very early stages and we will announce further details in due course.”

Friends of Prestatyn Railway Station, a group who work to keep the town's station and its surrounding area looking its best, asked Transport for Wales if any such plans were in the pipeline after Gareth Sandilands, the group’s vice chairman and a member of Prestatyn Town Council (South West ward), had the issue raised to him by numerous residents.

Councillor Sandilands said: “This is good news for rail passengers and the environment as we work towards tackling the effects of climate change.

“There have been a lot of people lobbying me personally for electric charging points. A lot of people want ones in, for instance, the local supermarkets and the bus station.

“I think it’s a growing need with the use of electric vehicles. It’s something we are quite sadly lacking in Prestatyn. It’s more than a car, it’s e-bikes as well.

“This is a perfect area with people coming off the transport bridge and parking their cars to and from their journeys from the train station, which a quarter of a million of them do every year from Prestatyn.”

A spokesperson for Denbighshire County Council said: “We have collaborated on projects with Transport for Wales in the past and would welcome any input from them that supports our continuing work to reduce carbon emissions across Denbighshire.”

A five-minute walk from the town centre, Prestatyn railway station was built on the Chester and Holyhead Railway line and opened in 1848.

In 2017, it won the ‘Best Kept Staffed Station’ title in the Keep Wales Tidy awards.