Wrexham to Mold (by bus) - 45 minutes.
Chez Jennyta to Wrexham (provided you manage to find a bus) 45 minutes.
Main road through mid Wales - practically a country lane.
You get the idea?
Of course, it makes complete sense to chuck so many millions at one, single route just to shave about 20 minutes off the journey time. Oh, and they will be extending that to Manchester and Leeds in due course, when they get round to it.