Work on £ 8m railway station at Bow Street gets under way


Artist's impression of a new railway station at Bow Street, AberystwythImage copyright Ceredigion Council
Image caption The contemporary Bow Twin carriageway field is on account of delivery later in 2020

Work is getting below approach to form a brand contemporary railway field that may gape trains name at a Welsh village for the first time in 55 years.

The contemporary Bow Twin carriageway field in Ceredigion is costing about £8m – funded by the Welsh Authorities and the UK’s Division for Transport.

It is miles on account of delivery later in 2020, served by Cambrian Line trains between Aberystwyth and Shrewsbury.

It follows a vocal marketing campaignover the closing decade to reopen the motorway.

Wales’ Transport Minister Ken Skates said: “Our imaginative and prescient for railways involves the opening of contemporary stations and the advance of connectivity across all regions in Wales.

“Here’s the starting of delivering that ambition.”

Image copyright Ben Brooksbank
Image caption The standard Bow Twin carriageway field closed in 1965 – and is now the placement of a builders’ service provider

The standard field became closed as section of the Beeching cuts within the 1960s that noticed the rail network in Wales decimated.

The contemporary field can be built south of the dilapidated location, which is now home to a builders’ service provider.

The diagram is being delivered by Transport for Wales (TfW), Network Rail and Ceredigion council.

TfW chief govt James Imprint said it became the first field the organisation became constructing since taking up the Wales and Borders rail service.

“We own dedicated to a minimal of five further schemes, demonstrating our dedication to investing in connecting communities throughout Wales to the rail network,” he said.

Claire Williams, a community rail officer at Ceredigion council, said: “The Bow Twin carriageway Interchange project will create the railway extra accessible for passengers from all over the county to boot to reducing the amount of congestion on the roads inner the pickle, on account of this fact reducing the carbon emissions which unnecessary to divulge is mainly larger for the ambiance.”

Ceredigion councillor Paul Hinge said the contemporary field became the “fruits of years of sharp work” and would restore a “a have to-own facility” on the west Wales hover.

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