PUPILS from a Magor primary school have written to the Prime Minister to plea for a walkway station for the village.

The pupils of Magor Church in Wales Primary have sent a letter to David Cameron, in support of the Magor Action Group on Rail's campaign for a walkway station for Undy and Magor.

The pupils have also written to Edwina Hart, the Welsh Assembly's minister for economy, science and transport, John Griffiths AM for Newport East, Paul Matthews, chief executive of Monmouthshire council, Cllr Peter Fox, leader of Monmouthshire council and professor Sally Holland, the children's commissioner for Wales.

The pupils have already appeared in the campaign video for the action group as well as raising £200 by collecting loose change.

The letter was written by Owen James, Tom Cavilla and Mia Norman on behalf of the pupils.

They said: "Magor is such a stable, peaceful area and it needs to stay that way. Gorgeous areas like ours are quickly disappearing and ours cannot.

"A station at Magor would reduce car fumes which are harming the environment so please help us get a station."

They say a train station would be beneficial to clear the roads of traffic in particular with the proposed 500 homes which are to be built in Magor.

Laurence Hando, chairman of MAGOR, said: "I think it is just wonderful they have written in support of the campaign. They wrote 24 letters to me a couple of months ago re-iterating some of the points we have been making and offering their support.

"Getting the community behind us was our first priority. We've had feedback from surveys and the school to show they are behind us."

Mr Hando said both Monmouthshire council and Magor with Undy Community Council are in support of the station. The group has applied for funding from various organisations to move forward with a feasibility study.

He said the group is now involved in a pressure group with other rail interest groups to lobby the Welsh Assembly.

A Welsh Government spokesperson said: “While new stations and rail infrastructure are primarily an issue for the UK Government, the Welsh Government is committed to improving the transport network and access to it. For example, we have recently invested in new stations at Ebbw Vale and Pye Corner and are considering other locations are part of the South Wales Metro project.”

For more information visit magorstation.co.uk.