1,000 sign Abertillery train station petition

1,000 sign Abertillery train station petition

1,000 sign Abertillery train station petition

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A PETITON to try and bring a train station to Abertillery is close to 1,000 signatures.

It was started by Antony Partridge, 29, from Abertillery, on Tuesday, January 7, as a result of him being unhappy at the lack of public transport links for residents in the area.

“We’ve been waiting a very long time for a train station and believed that was in the process of coming,” he said. “People here are struggling to get out of Abertillery, and the nearest station at Llanhilleth is over three miles away.

“This is vital for our town as businesses are struggling and there is high unemployment because people can’t get to other parts of south Wales unless they can drive.”

A Blaenau Gwent council spokeswoman said: “The scheme for a spur and station at Abertillery is a long term proposal that is featured in the Sewta Rail Strategy.

“The delivery of major rail schemes is led by the Welsh Government, however Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council is currently looking to identify and protect the land required for the future scheme proposal.”

You can sign the petition by visiting epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/58786

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1:41pm Mon 27 Jan 14

PontyPeter says...

It's a RAILWAY station, and always has been in British English.
We are able to read words of more than one syllable, Argus.
It's a RAILWAY station, and always has been in British English. We are able to read words of more than one syllable, Argus. PontyPeter
  • Score: 5

2:00pm Mon 27 Jan 14

Walter Devereux says...

It is a laudable aim, and one I support fully. However the total inability to run trains that there already are to Newport does not fill me with much hope.
It is a laudable aim, and one I support fully. However the total inability to run trains that there already are to Newport does not fill me with much hope. Walter Devereux
  • Score: 7

10:07am Fri 21 Feb 14

louisestar says...

Hi, my name is Emma Perry and I have recently moved to Abertillery from Blackwood (where the trains run every 15 minutes) and I think it is an absolute disgrace that the trains run only run every hour from Ebbw vale to Cardiff and completely bypass Abertillery. I feel that Abertillery could be a thriving town with much attraction and would very much like to see this in the near future. I also feel that bringing a train station to Abertillery would not only attract people to the community, but will also provide the much needed transport links to the surrounding areas providing better employment prospects for the young people of Abertillery itself. As someone with several disabilities which prevent me from having the ability to drive I feel that providing better transport links in the immediate and surrounding areas of Abertillery is an absolute necessity as getting to other parts of South Wales from the area without a car is almost impossible. I feel very strongly about this matter and fully intend to take a copy of this petition down to the welsh assembly and fight for this proposal.
Hi, my name is Emma Perry and I have recently moved to Abertillery from Blackwood (where the trains run every 15 minutes) and I think it is an absolute disgrace that the trains run only run every hour from Ebbw vale to Cardiff and completely bypass Abertillery. I feel that Abertillery could be a thriving town with much attraction and would very much like to see this in the near future. I also feel that bringing a train station to Abertillery would not only attract people to the community, but will also provide the much needed transport links to the surrounding areas providing better employment prospects for the young people of Abertillery itself. As someone with several disabilities which prevent me from having the ability to drive I feel that providing better transport links in the immediate and surrounding areas of Abertillery is an absolute necessity as getting to other parts of South Wales from the area without a car is almost impossible. I feel very strongly about this matter and fully intend to take a copy of this petition down to the welsh assembly and fight for this proposal. louisestar
  • Score: 0

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