RESIDENTS are being urged to back plans for a train station in the area.
Alyn and Deeside Labour MP Mark Tami is calling for support for the scheme, which would see a station built near the new Morrisons site, near Bridge Street.
The plan to give the town a railway station for the first time since the 1960s was started by Saltney town councillor Shelly Streeter.
Mr Tami said: “I am helping Shelly in her campaign to have a stop incorporated into the railway line in Saltney Ferry.
“This would be of great help to residents and I believe it would prove popular. I intend canvassing support for a new railway station because the people of Saltney deserve better public transport links.”
Residents of Saltney and Saltney Ferry met Mr Tami, Cllr Streeter and Cllr David Evans on Friday to show their support for the plan.
Residents had been invited via the social networking website Facebook, in the group ‘We want a train stop in Saltney’, which has more than 280 members, including Alyn and Deeside AM Carl Sargeant.
Mr Sargeant said: “The principle of sustainable easy access transport is something I would support.
“Saltney is an area where residents have felt a little left out down the years as other areas have developed.
“I am very keen to back Shelley’s idea in principle of a train stop for Saltney.”
Cllr Streeter said: “Saltney commuters will have easier access to Liverpool, Manchester and North Wales.
“Saltney is the gateway to Wales and should have a train stop, something to be proud of.”