The 3 Counties Connected Community Rail Partnership, is an initiative from Transport for Wales, Groundwork North Wales, Avanti, Community Rail Network and community partners.

The 3 Counties Connected Railway Partnership will develop and promote the Chester to Shrewsbury to Crewe railway line as a green railway line with a high level of community involvement, attractive station facilities, excellent co-ordination with other forms of transport and as a service that meets the needs of local people, commuters and of visitors, and in so doing provides value for money for passengers.