Plans for a direct rail service between Wrexham and London have been approved by the rail regulator.
The service will provide a direct link to London's Marylebone station
A rail watchdog called the five services each way on weekdays and a reduced service at weekends "good news" for passengers.
The service, which could begin running from spring 2008, will create 50 jobs at an operating depot in Wrexham.
Objections from rival train operators and worries over congestion on the rail network had delayed the plans.
Arriva, Virgin West Coast Trains and Central Trains voiced objections when the Wrexham, Shropshire and Marylebone Railway Company (WSMR) submitted its application to run the services to the regulator in December.
At that time, the Welsh Assembly Government had already offered funding for the depot to be built at Wrexham General station.
In the past, passengers from Wrexham wanting to travel to London would have had to use an indirect service via Chester and Crewe.
The direct link from Wrexham covers stations into Shropshire
The new trains will stop at stations including Shrewsbury, Telford, Wolverhampton and Banbury en route to London's Marylebone station.
As well as the weekday services, there will be three each way on Saturdays and three north bound and two south bound trains on Sunday.
Andy Hamilton, managing director of WSMR said staff recruitment was already underway but that the decision would enable them to start training their team and refurbishing trains.
A launch date for the new services is expected in the new year.
Simon Pickering from rail watchdog Passenger Focus said they were confident that the rail regulator would have looked into any potential issues before giving their approval.
"This is good news for passengers," he said.
"The key now is that this new service is competitive in areas where passengers would like to see benefits including the level of service, journey times and punctuality."
Transport Minister Ieuan Wyn Jones called it "extremely good news for north east Wales".