PERMISSION has been granted for an information board at Prestatyn railway station, telling visitors about its illustrious history, to be installed.

This project, led by the award-winning Friends of Prestatyn Railway Station group, has been in the works for roughly six months.

Having already received approval from Transport for Wales, Network Rail has now given final consent for the information board to be set up.

The board will tell those who stop at the station, in both English and Welsh, about its heritage, which dates back to the mid-1800s.

A spokesperson for Network Rail confirmed: “The process for getting the Prestatyn information board up is getting underway,” adding that a date for the installation will be announced in due course.

Sherry Edwards, Friends of Prestatyn Railway Station secretary, added: “I have just received an email from Network Rail with approval for the signs to go up at last, which is such excellent news.”

In November, Sherry told the Journal that the information board would, ideally, be placed “on the exterior walls of the booking office at the station”, facing the sea.

Meanwhile, plans are also in place for a mural to decorate the station, on the bridge underpass of the disused platform.

The mural, to be designed by Prestatyn-born graffiti artist Andy Birch (‘Dime One’), will depict Prestatyn’s Roman heritage and its popularity with walkers and beachgoers.

It is hoped to be completed later in 2022.