Rail stations the way forward
3:26pm Tuesday 19th March 2013 in Letters
ONE way the Government in Cardiff could seriously reduce traffic on the M4 and local roads in Newport and south Monmouthshire would be by supporting calls for new railway stations at Llanwern (Newport Unlimited proposed a 1,000- space ‘park and ride’ facility for the proposed new station), Magor and Caerleon. T
hese new stations along with extra parking at Chepstow and extra parking (not to mention a road link to the M48) at Severn Tunnel Junction would give hard- pressed commuters something like a real choice when it comes to getting to and from work. Ongoing and successful campaigns at Severn Tunnel and Chepstow have shown that people value their rail services and that the simple provision of better facilities and more stopping services can make a real difference. New stations at Caerleon, Llanwern and at Magor would prove to be a less costly option less environmentally damagingand more sustainable option and could help to cut congestion on already overused local roads.
Jonathan T Clark Allt-yr-yn Heights, Newport