New Pye Corner station to open later this year

COMPLETION: Artist's impression of Pye Corner station

PROGRESS: Work is underway at the station

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IMAGES have been released showing how the new railway station at Pye Corner in Rogerstone will look when it opens later this year.

Funding for the new station in the Rogerstone ward was announced last year and construction began in March.

It will feature a single platform, CCTV, ticket purchasing facilities, a car park for 70 cars and customer information screens.

Improvements will also be made to the highway infrastructure and to Western Valley Road, including a new mini roundabout at the junction with High Cross Lane which will provide access to the station car park.

The next phase of the work involves the contractors, in conjunction with Network Rail, completing the new platform and carrying out electrical works to Western Valley Road.

However, due to the close proximity of the live rail track and the nature of the construction, the work to the platform cannot be done while trains are operating. It has been agreed that this work will be done overnight beginning this week.

Labour councillor for Rogerstone Chris Evans said: “‘I think we can all see the potential benefits of a station on our doorstep I’m sure, when completed, the new Pye Corner station will be of great benefit to our community.”

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8:50am Thu 28 Aug 14

MERoden says...

It's good that a new station is being built there, but there is still one MAJOR piece of the jigsaw missing, and that is the line from there into Newport Train Station, known as the Ebbw Valley to Newport Rail Link. If this line was open, people from Rogerstone would be able to get into Newport City Centre by train in 5 minutes. People going to jobs in Bristol would benefit from this too. Their journey would be a lot quicker. At the moment, those people have to go all the way to Cardiff and back to Newport again to go to Bristol by train, which is absolute MADNESS. Those people are not going by train because it takes too long. They are all going by car instead clogging up our M4 motorway.

If they can build a new station as quick as this one is being built, then they can definitely do the necessary work to open up the Ebbw Valley to Newport rail connection. Most of the infrastructure is ALREADY THERE!
It's good that a new station is being built there, but there is still one MAJOR piece of the jigsaw missing, and that is the line from there into Newport Train Station, known as the Ebbw Valley to Newport Rail Link. If this line was open, people from Rogerstone would be able to get into Newport City Centre by train in 5 minutes. People going to jobs in Bristol would benefit from this too. Their journey would be a lot quicker. At the moment, those people have to go all the way to Cardiff and back to Newport again to go to Bristol by train, which is absolute MADNESS. Those people are not going by train because it takes too long. They are all going by car instead clogging up our M4 motorway. If they can build a new station as quick as this one is being built, then they can definitely do the necessary work to open up the Ebbw Valley to Newport rail connection. Most of the infrastructure is ALREADY THERE! MERoden
  • Score: 54

9:08am Thu 28 Aug 14

Sing up for the amber boys says...

Disgraceful that this station is in Newport and it's not even going to Newport Train Station. Like Cardiff needs any more of a leg up. Until this changes I won't be using this station
Disgraceful that this station is in Newport and it's not even going to Newport Train Station. Like Cardiff needs any more of a leg up. Until this changes I won't be using this station Sing up for the amber boys
  • Score: 33

9:16am Thu 28 Aug 14

Walter Devereux says...

You can still use it to get to and from other stations in the Western valley though including the station in Rogerstone!

Everyone (except the WAG) realise this is a ridiculous situation, so when is it going to be resolved?
You can still use it to get to and from other stations in the Western valley though including the station in Rogerstone! Everyone (except the WAG) realise this is a ridiculous situation, so when is it going to be resolved? Walter Devereux
  • Score: 21

9:49am Thu 28 Aug 14

pwharley says...

There is a bus (service 151) which runs from an adjacent stop on Western Valley Road to Newport every 10 minutes during the day. People could park at the station, get this service into Newport, then the train to Bristol (which is a lot cheaper than driving to and parking at Newport Railway Station!).

The downside is the poor bus/rail interchange in Newport. Service 151runs to/from the Market Square bus terminal, which is "grim" and several minutes walk from the station. :-(
There is a bus (service 151) which runs from an adjacent stop on Western Valley Road to Newport every 10 minutes during the day. People could park at the station, get this service into Newport, then the train to Bristol (which is a lot cheaper than driving to and parking at Newport Railway Station!). The downside is the poor bus/rail interchange in Newport. Service 151runs to/from the Market Square bus terminal, which is "grim" and several minutes walk from the station. :-( pwharley
  • Score: 1

10:31am Thu 28 Aug 14

Frankfurt says...

This new station is a wasteful use of resources. There are already stations at Rogerstone and Risca. The one at Risca has a very large car park. The priority should have been to extend the length of dual track. Lack of dual track is holding back the development of this railway not a lack of stations although the new one in Ebbw Vale is welcome.
This new station is a wasteful use of resources. There are already stations at Rogerstone and Risca. The one at Risca has a very large car park. The priority should have been to extend the length of dual track. Lack of dual track is holding back the development of this railway not a lack of stations although the new one in Ebbw Vale is welcome. Frankfurt
  • Score: 10

8:13pm Thu 28 Aug 14

Ianto130 says...

While it is great to see some investment in transport infrastructure, it is essential that this is complemented by running direct rail services into Newport.
From a network perspective, it will cut journey times for western valley travellers to places like Bristol and London by at least half an hour as the alternative via Cardiff is far too roundabout to encourage use.
It will also reconnect many people with Newport as there is no doubt the ease of access into Cardiff has had an impact since the curent line reopened.
The alternative, will be yet more people able to take an easy route into Cardiff. Where are our local politicians on this subject? We need them to be pushing hard before the new passing loop is just used to add extra services to Cardiff. We know that's a well used route but there is no reason to expect the route to Newport to be any less successful.
While it is great to see some investment in transport infrastructure, it is essential that this is complemented by running direct rail services into Newport. From a network perspective, it will cut journey times for western valley travellers to places like Bristol and London by at least half an hour as the alternative via Cardiff is far too roundabout to encourage use. It will also reconnect many people with Newport as there is no doubt the ease of access into Cardiff has had an impact since the curent line reopened. The alternative, will be yet more people able to take an easy route into Cardiff. Where are our local politicians on this subject? We need them to be pushing hard before the new passing loop is just used to add extra services to Cardiff. We know that's a well used route but there is no reason to expect the route to Newport to be any less successful. Ianto130
  • Score: 7

8:37pm Thu 28 Aug 14

Dave on his Soapbox says...

...the other day there was the article about the cost of having chauffeured cars for the AM's because it was important for them to be able to get to meeting etc. quickly....
why do they think they are more important and that us mere mortals that fund their benefits.....have more time to waste in getting to and from work etc....
Until there is a truly integrated transport system...like those in London enjoy....you will never get the majority to leave their cars at home and use public transport...or the latest WAG initiative...covered on tonight's BBC Wales news...to either walk or cycle to work......fine if you like getting wet and sitting in work all day in damp clothing......caused by wearing waterproof clothing that makes you sweat....
...the other day there was the article about the cost of having chauffeured cars for the AM's because it was important for them to be able to get to meeting etc. quickly.... why do they think they are more important and that us mere mortals that fund their benefits.....have more time to waste in getting to and from work etc.... Until there is a truly integrated transport system...like those in London enjoy....you will never get the majority to leave their cars at home and use public transport...or the latest WAG initiative...covered on tonight's BBC Wales news...to either walk or cycle to work......fine if you like getting wet and sitting in work all day in damp clothing......caused by wearing waterproof clothing that makes you sweat.... Dave on his Soapbox
  • Score: 3

8:30am Fri 29 Aug 14

rlewis says...

But is there going to be any room left on the train by the time it gets to Pye Corner for anyone to actually get on ?????? Very often the trains are packed by the time they get to Crosskeys.
But is there going to be any room left on the train by the time it gets to Pye Corner for anyone to actually get on ?????? Very often the trains are packed by the time they get to Crosskeys. rlewis
  • Score: 3

9:09am Fri 29 Aug 14

Frankfurt says...

rlewis wrote:
But is there going to be any room left on the train by the time it gets to Pye Corner for anyone to actually get on ?????? Very often the trains are packed by the time they get to Crosskeys.
That's why we need more dual track. So that more frequent trains can be run. Including to Newport.
[quote][p][bold]rlewis[/bold] wrote: But is there going to be any room left on the train by the time it gets to Pye Corner for anyone to actually get on ?????? Very often the trains are packed by the time they get to Crosskeys.[/p][/quote]That's why we need more dual track. So that more frequent trains can be run. Including to Newport. Frankfurt
  • Score: 5
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