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« on: April 29, 2017, 01:49:18 PM »

New Railway Stations in Wales - proposals .... http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-politics-39733717

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New railway station plans for Wales chosen for scrutiny

Economy Secretary Ken Skates has written to AMs saying the sites have been chosen from a list of 46 proposals for more detailed scrutiny.

Priority railway station proposals
Cardiff: Ely Mill/Victoria Park
Cardiff: Newport Road/Rover Way
Cardiff: St Mellons
Newport: Llanwern
Swansea: Cockett
Swansea: Landore
St Clears
Deeside Industrial Park/Northern Gateway
North Wrexham
South Wrexham
Llangefni
Bow Street

What - no Carno?  Anyone have the full list of 46?
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« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2017, 03:04:29 PM »

So I'll stick my neck out on one proposal, Newport Rd/Rover Way.

It's very familiar to me - indeed my father took me to that exact bridge when I was around 4 to watch the trains (and in hindsight, to give my mother some respite), and Mum still lives close by. I still remember the surprise we had when we turned up one day to find the signal box demolished and the area controlled by colour lights.

I can't see the sense in the proposal. Being a four track railway it would be hugely expensive, and there isn't that great a housing catchment area within walking distance, even with the newish flats built on the old Freightliner depot. Newport Rd is very well catered for by numerous buses, which take office commuters to the right side of the city centre for the majority of them. Given the line is very busy, unless the services run on the relief lines, it would cause performance issues too.   
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« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2017, 05:51:58 PM »

There is a Park and Ride Close by there isn't there?
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« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2017, 06:10:42 PM »

It's a fair way away, and not really aimed at the same market. 
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« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2017, 10:27:03 AM »

So I'll stick my neck out on one proposal, Newport Rd/Rover Way.

It's very familiar to me - indeed my father took me to that exact bridge when I was around 4 to watch the trains (and in hindsight, to give my mother some respite), and Mum still lives close by. I still remember the surprise we had when we turned up one day to find the signal box demolished and the area controlled by colour lights.

I can't see the sense in the proposal. Being a four track railway it would be hugely expensive, and there isn't that great a housing catchment area within walking distance, even with the newish flats built on the old Freightliner depot. Newport Rd is very well catered for by numerous buses, which take office commuters to the right side of the city centre for the majority of them. Given the line is very busy, unless the services run on the relief lines, it would cause performance issues too.   

Wasn't there a developer who wanted to pay for at least part of the station?
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« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2017, 11:33:05 AM »

I wasn't aware of that. Can't think of any attractive land nearby that might be ripe for development, but you never know.
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