New train station at Pye Corner, Newport set for green light

NEW STATION: Plans to build a new railway station in Pye Corner, Newport have been recommended for approval by Newport council officers.

NEW STATION: Plans to build a new railway station in Pye Corner, Newport have been recommended for approval by Newport council officers.

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PLANS to build a new railway station in Newport have been recommended for approval by Newport council officers.

But privacy worries have been raised over the planned Pye Corner station, due to be built with a car park near Western Valley Road in Rogerstone, by nearby residents.

Members of Newport council planning committee will decide whether to grant planning permission with conditions at a meeting next Wednesday.

The new station on the Ebbw Valley line will provide links to Cardiff and Ebbw Vale and could potentially allow trains to Newport if the service is introduced.

The Argus previously reported worries from nearby residents about privacy concerns at the station – a report to planners shows five got in touch expressing concern over lack of consultation, that train users will be able to overlook into existing properties and at potential increases in noise pollution.

They argued that Western Valley Road is already heavily congested, and it was argued that an alternative place for the station could be the old Focus Site which already has appropriate access and car parking.

Rogerstone councillor Chris Evans objected to planners, saying the site was the wrong location and that there had local families hadn’t been properly consulted “on what will be a major development.”

“I except that a station is in the LDP, however, surely local families should be given the opportunity to have input, particularly those close by and many of which have children whose bedrooms will be visible from stationary trains,” he wrote.

Planners recommended as a planning condition that a screen or a fence should be provided along the southern side of the railway line to prevent passengers seeing into to the rear gardens of properties on Veronica Close and Myrtle Drive.

The planning report suggests that noise levels will be reduced when the lines becomes electrified in future.

Planners say that the application site has been shown within the current development plan and the forthcoming local development plan, both of which have gone through extensive public consultation.

The Welsh and UK governments are providing £3.5 million in funding for the new station, which is pegged to open later this year.

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4:49pm Thu 30 Jan 14

scraptheWAG says...

there is some old zinc on a allotment near me which will come in handy when building a sister for the train station in town
there is some old zinc on a allotment near me which will come in handy when building a sister for the train station in town scraptheWAG
  • Score: -15

4:50pm Thu 30 Jan 14

PontyPeter says...

I'm sure the irony hasn't escaped the powers that be.
Newport gets a new railway station with trains that don't go to Newport.
I'm sure the irony hasn't escaped the powers that be. Newport gets a new railway station with trains that don't go to Newport. PontyPeter
  • Score: 32

6:23pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Walter Devereux says...

“I except that a station is in the LDP". Accept perhaps?
“I except that a station is in the LDP". Accept perhaps? Walter Devereux
  • Score: 10

6:57pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Ant tan says...

I live on Myrtle drive and we have not been consulted at all. I cannot understand how they are agreeing to this. The western valley road is so congested each morning and putting a roundabout at the bottom of high cross lane is going to make it worse. The car park noise, train noise and the congestion will be horrendous. There is plenty of space by the old Focus why not there. Mind you can't understand why we need 2 train stations in Rogerstone anyway
I live on Myrtle drive and we have not been consulted at all. I cannot understand how they are agreeing to this. The western valley road is so congested each morning and putting a roundabout at the bottom of high cross lane is going to make it worse. The car park noise, train noise and the congestion will be horrendous. There is plenty of space by the old Focus why not there. Mind you can't understand why we need 2 train stations in Rogerstone anyway Ant tan
  • Score: -7

9:34pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Melvyn The Milk says...

Ant tan wrote:
I live on Myrtle drive and we have not been consulted at all. I cannot understand how they are agreeing to this. The western valley road is so congested each morning and putting a roundabout at the bottom of high cross lane is going to make it worse. The car park noise, train noise and the congestion will be horrendous. There is plenty of space by the old Focus why not there. Mind you can't understand why we need 2 train stations in Rogerstone anyway
Perhaps because it's in Bassaleg.
[quote][p][bold]Ant tan[/bold] wrote: I live on Myrtle drive and we have not been consulted at all. I cannot understand how they are agreeing to this. The western valley road is so congested each morning and putting a roundabout at the bottom of high cross lane is going to make it worse. The car park noise, train noise and the congestion will be horrendous. There is plenty of space by the old Focus why not there. Mind you can't understand why we need 2 train stations in Rogerstone anyway[/p][/quote]Perhaps because it's in Bassaleg. Melvyn The Milk
  • Score: 0

9:50pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Thinking heads says...

Newport city councillors represent you're wards?
YOUR OFFICER'S ARE LETTING YOU DOWN.
Who is the official and the department head for integrated transport in newport
where is the plan for newport.
who have you met repersenting other councils affected by your rush for cash ?
The uk government, asked the welsh government to come up with a plan for integrated transport in south east wales.
It was up to you to come up with that plan and you fail at the first hurdle.
It has been well reported in this paper and others, In the welsh government,
it was noted Newportcity city council is not upto speed.
In a transport committee of the assembly rail track was asked what input did sort from newport city council on the new station development at high st,
The committee was told meetings where arranged held and no official turned up that is on public record why?
I have asked Caerphilly councillors if contact has been made about connection from cearphilly, bedwas, machen and rhiwderin and was shocked to find it had not?
But found thay had contacted the welsh assembly and had told there planning officers to put on record restrictions on building on track beds and disused rail lines.
That was two years ago and thay are prepared.
Newports answer somebody in a department somewhere in the civic centre was told to get something on paper he dusted of an old rail map or worse still got on the phone and asked rail track property with ££££pound signs still in there eyes.
Times have changed under the old British rail the operating department whould tell the permanent way what they needed to serve the community and Regeneration.?
Now it tells us what we can have, not caring who it serves ?
one of the letters in today's paper said why two stations in bassaleg ?
no .
one station in afon village.
One station in rogerstone for the 1500 houses tobe built on old alcan site(the vicarage or the bottom of chartist way that can serve the wern estate.
The goldenmile that must be an interchange station for cearphilly, machen and rhiwderin.
That is the only place.
The bus services from cearphilly pass at that point.
service 50,151 stagecoach, Newports 1 service.
Cycling and walking routes cross at that point aswell so we have to ask what is going on?
park veiw bassaleg traffic congestion. Western valley rd congestion walking and cycling under pye corner bridge is a accident waiting to happen it is a school route this is to much.
THINK please Don't be bullied in excepting second best we owe it to our children and ower community's ALL OF THEM?
Newport city councillors represent you're wards? YOUR OFFICER'S ARE LETTING YOU DOWN. Who is the official and the department head for integrated transport in newport where is the plan for newport. who have you met repersenting other councils affected by your rush for cash ? The uk government, asked the welsh government to come up with a plan for integrated transport in south east wales. It was up to you to come up with that plan and you fail at the first hurdle. It has been well reported in this paper and others, In the welsh government, it was noted Newportcity city council is not upto speed. In a transport committee of the assembly rail track was asked what input did sort from newport city council on the new station development at high st, The committee was told meetings where arranged held and no official turned up that is on public record why? I have asked Caerphilly councillors if contact has been made about connection from cearphilly, bedwas, machen and rhiwderin and was shocked to find it had not? But found thay had contacted the welsh assembly and had told there planning officers to put on record restrictions on building on track beds and disused rail lines. That was two years ago and thay are prepared. Newports answer somebody in a department somewhere in the civic centre was told to get something on paper he dusted of an old rail map or worse still got on the phone and asked rail track property with ££££pound signs still in there eyes. Times have changed under the old British rail the operating department whould tell the permanent way what they needed to serve the community and Regeneration.? Now it tells us what we can have, not caring who it serves ? one of the letters in today's paper said why two stations in bassaleg ? no . one station in afon village. One station in rogerstone for the 1500 houses tobe built on old alcan site(the vicarage or the bottom of chartist way that can serve the wern estate. The goldenmile that must be an interchange station for cearphilly, machen and rhiwderin. That is the only place. The bus services from cearphilly pass at that point. service 50,151 stagecoach, Newports 1 service. Cycling and walking routes cross at that point aswell so we have to ask what is going on? park veiw bassaleg traffic congestion. Western valley rd congestion walking and cycling under pye corner bridge is a accident waiting to happen it is a school route this is to much. THINK please Don't be bullied in excepting second best we owe it to our children and ower community's ALL OF THEM? Thinking heads
  • Score: -6

9:58pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Ant tan says...

The station will not be in bassaleg. The station will be at the bottom of high cross lane, which is classed as Rogerstone. Bassaleg starts from the ambulance station, which is half a mile away. Please get your facts right. It is also going to be right opposite the doctors and there postal address is Rogerstone. Melvyn the MIlk you really need to get your facts right!!!!
The station will not be in bassaleg. The station will be at the bottom of high cross lane, which is classed as Rogerstone. Bassaleg starts from the ambulance station, which is half a mile away. Please get your facts right. It is also going to be right opposite the doctors and there postal address is Rogerstone. Melvyn the MIlk you really need to get your facts right!!!! Ant tan
  • Score: 4

11:18pm Thu 30 Jan 14

keithbob says...

shouldnt the priority be getting a line into newport where the planned regeneration is suppose to happen?.£90 million lent by newport council,and the valley lines lead into cardiff?,someone got there lines crossed there surely!(excuse the pun)!
shouldnt the priority be getting a line into newport where the planned regeneration is suppose to happen?.£90 million lent by newport council,and the valley lines lead into cardiff?,someone got there lines crossed there surely!(excuse the pun)! keithbob
  • Score: 4

11:24pm Thu 30 Jan 14

scraptheWAG says...

Thinking heads wrote:
Newport city councillors represent you're wards?
YOUR OFFICER'S ARE LETTING YOU DOWN.
Who is the official and the department head for integrated transport in newport
where is the plan for newport.
who have you met repersenting other councils affected by your rush for cash ?
The uk government, asked the welsh government to come up with a plan for integrated transport in south east wales.
It was up to you to come up with that plan and you fail at the first hurdle.
It has been well reported in this paper and others, In the welsh government,
it was noted Newportcity city council is not upto speed.
In a transport committee of the assembly rail track was asked what input did sort from newport city council on the new station development at high st,
The committee was told meetings where arranged held and no official turned up that is on public record why?
I have asked Caerphilly councillors if contact has been made about connection from cearphilly, bedwas, machen and rhiwderin and was shocked to find it had not?
But found thay had contacted the welsh assembly and had told there planning office
rs to put on record restrictions on building on track beds and disused rail lines.
That was two years ago and thay are prepared.
Newports answer somebody in a department somewhere in the civic centre was told to get something on paper he dusted of an old rail map or worse still got on the phone and asked rail track property with ££££pound signs still in there eyes.
Times have changed under the old British rail the operating department whould tell the permanent way what they needed to serve the community and Regeneration.?
Now it tells us what we can have, not caring who it serves ?
one of the letters in today's paper said why two stations in bassaleg ?
no .
one station in afon village.
One station in rogerstone for the 1500 houses tobe built on old alcan site(the vicarage or the bottom of chartist way that can serve the wern estate.
The goldenmile that must be an interchange station for cearphilly, machen and rhiwderin.
That is the only place.
The bus services from cearphilly pass at that point.
service 50,151 stagecoach, Newports 1 service.
Cycling and walking routes cross at that point aswell so we have to ask what is going on?
park veiw bassaleg traffic congestion. Western valley rd congestion walking and cycling under pye corner bridge is a accident waiting to happen it is a school route this is to much.
THINK please Don't be bullied in excepting second best we owe it to our children and ower community's ALL OF THEM?
stop your moaning you would vote labour if they put a train line through your house
[quote][p][bold]Thinking heads[/bold] wrote: Newport city councillors represent you're wards? YOUR OFFICER'S ARE LETTING YOU DOWN. Who is the official and the department head for integrated transport in newport where is the plan for newport. who have you met repersenting other councils affected by your rush for cash ? The uk government, asked the welsh government to come up with a plan for integrated transport in south east wales. It was up to you to come up with that plan and you fail at the first hurdle. It has been well reported in this paper and others, In the welsh government, it was noted Newportcity city council is not upto speed. In a transport committee of the assembly rail track was asked what input did sort from newport city council on the new station development at high st, The committee was told meetings where arranged held and no official turned up that is on public record why? I have asked Caerphilly councillors if contact has been made about connection from cearphilly, bedwas, machen and rhiwderin and was shocked to find it had not? But found thay had contacted the welsh assembly and had told there planning office rs to put on record restrictions on building on track beds and disused rail lines. That was two years ago and thay are prepared. Newports answer somebody in a department somewhere in the civic centre was told to get something on paper he dusted of an old rail map or worse still got on the phone and asked rail track property with ££££pound signs still in there eyes. Times have changed under the old British rail the operating department whould tell the permanent way what they needed to serve the community and Regeneration.? Now it tells us what we can have, not caring who it serves ? one of the letters in today's paper said why two stations in bassaleg ? no . one station in afon village. One station in rogerstone for the 1500 houses tobe built on old alcan site(the vicarage or the bottom of chartist way that can serve the wern estate. The goldenmile that must be an interchange station for cearphilly, machen and rhiwderin. That is the only place. The bus services from cearphilly pass at that point. service 50,151 stagecoach, Newports 1 service. Cycling and walking routes cross at that point aswell so we have to ask what is going on? park veiw bassaleg traffic congestion. Western valley rd congestion walking and cycling under pye corner bridge is a accident waiting to happen it is a school route this is to much. THINK please Don't be bullied in excepting second best we owe it to our children and ower community's ALL OF THEM?[/p][/quote]stop your moaning you would vote labour if they put a train line through your house scraptheWAG
  • Score: -2

11:54pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Thinking heads says...

Ant tan wrote:
The station will not be in bassaleg. The station will be at the bottom of high cross lane, which is classed as Rogerstone. Bassaleg starts from the ambulance station, which is half a mile away. Please get your facts right. It is also going to be right opposite the doctors and there postal address is Rogerstone. Melvyn the MIlk you really need to get your facts right!!!!
Eluned.Parrott@Wales
.gov and lindsey white@wales.gov
have taken this up not one of the normal party's have lab/con.
some newport councillors have that is the one really looking after the all the people of the region as a whole there thoughts are being disregard.
I ask that you take a good look and prepare ower transport needs for the future .
This is the most important thing you can do,
to rebuild the community's and Regeneration of the area.
we must stand up now and the trains must come to newport it is used on a regular basis though gear tunnel.
stone is taken to london for crossrail, 2000 tone of it from machen quarry so
let's forget the bull .
The money men are still rapeing us? Newport you have got to try and keep up
or we are xxxxxx with love and kisses.
[quote][p][bold]Ant tan[/bold] wrote: The station will not be in bassaleg. The station will be at the bottom of high cross lane, which is classed as Rogerstone. Bassaleg starts from the ambulance station, which is half a mile away. Please get your facts right. It is also going to be right opposite the doctors and there postal address is Rogerstone. Melvyn the MIlk you really need to get your facts right!!!![/p][/quote]Eluned.Parrott@Wales .gov and lindsey white@wales.gov have taken this up not one of the normal party's have lab/con. some newport councillors have that is the one really looking after the all the people of the region as a whole there thoughts are being disregard. I ask that you take a good look and prepare ower transport needs for the future . This is the most important thing you can do, to rebuild the community's and Regeneration of the area. we must stand up now and the trains must come to newport it is used on a regular basis though gear tunnel. stone is taken to london for crossrail, 2000 tone of it from machen quarry so let's forget the bull . The money men are still rapeing us? Newport you have got to try and keep up or we are xxxxxx with love and kisses. Thinking heads
  • Score: -1

12:44am Fri 31 Jan 14

Martyn Butler says...

One Day Newport will have a fully integrated public transport system with full WiFi throughout its network- Every connected device will track trains or buses Licenced Taxis and pay via your smartphone. .... One Day .... #reNEWPORT
One Day Newport will have a fully integrated public transport system with full WiFi throughout its network- Every connected device will track trains or buses Licenced Taxis and pay via your smartphone. .... One Day .... #reNEWPORT Martyn Butler
  • Score: 5

8:37am Fri 31 Jan 14

signal box says...

The Ebbw Valley Line must run into Newport Station as a priority passengers who wish to travel east of Newport do not want to travel to Cardiff to change trains.
Let us see that our AM's have had the light switched on and understand the need for transportation to suit the public not AM's ego's.
The Ebbw Valley Line must run into Newport Station as a priority passengers who wish to travel east of Newport do not want to travel to Cardiff to change trains. Let us see that our AM's have had the light switched on and understand the need for transportation to suit the public not AM's ego's. signal box
  • Score: 2

12:51pm Fri 31 Jan 14

High Cross says...

Can't wait for this new station, won't have to drive to Cardiff every day (and get stuck in rat run traffic outside my house).
Can't wait for this new station, won't have to drive to Cardiff every day (and get stuck in rat run traffic outside my house). High Cross
  • Score: 3

2:44pm Fri 31 Jan 14

whatintheworld says...

two words - tree planting
two words - tree planting whatintheworld
  • Score: 0

7:57pm Fri 31 Jan 14

Monmouthshire Merlin says...

High Cross wrote:
Can't wait for this new station, won't have to drive to Cardiff every day (and get stuck in rat run traffic outside my house).
Why do you have to drive to Cardiff?
You have a railway station with a big car park at Rogerstone.
As for NCC planning, this department very nice people but totally clueless when considering the needs of the communities they are employed to look after.
[quote][p][bold]High Cross[/bold] wrote: Can't wait for this new station, won't have to drive to Cardiff every day (and get stuck in rat run traffic outside my house).[/p][/quote]Why do you have to drive to Cardiff? You have a railway station with a big car park at Rogerstone. As for NCC planning, this department very nice people but totally clueless when considering the needs of the communities they are employed to look after. Monmouthshire Merlin
  • Score: -1

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