RAIL operator Transport for Wales (TfW) has announced they are increasing their services on the Wrexham to Bidston line.

This December sees TfW deliver "additional services and trains across north and south Wales and into England".

With the next timetable period running from December 10 to June 1 next year, TfW is planning to run daytime services every 45 minutes on the Wrexham Central to Bidston line, an increase from every hour.

There are also plans to almost double the number of services on the Ebbw Vale line thanks to a £70m investment.

Brand new services will start running between Newport and Ebbw Vale Town during the timetable period as a result of the investment.

And there will be a re-introduction of hourly Chester to Liverpool services via Liverpool airport.

50 new trains have joined the fleet with more than 100 set to be introduced on the mainline and Metro networks over the next two years.

Customers on all TfW services should double check their journey times as your usual time may differ.

TfW’s Planning and Performance Director, Colin Lea, said: "We’re delighted to be introducing new services on key routes in both the north and south of our network in this timetable period.

"The Ebbw Vale project showed fantastic collaboration with our partners to almost double the number of services on the line, with the new link to Newport, and allows greater opportunities for leisure, learning and commuting.

"In Wrexham and Deeside, it gives more choice and better reliability on the Borderlands line to Bidston, while the full return of Liverpool-Chester services is now possible following completion of crew training on our new trains.

"The most important thing is to please check your travel details before you travel."