ROGERSTONE councillors say that work on Pye Corner train station is on target to finish by its intended completion date.

City councillors Tom Bond, Chris Evans and Sally Mlewa said the building work, which began last March, is due to be completed later this year.

Last May funding was announced for a new station at Pye Corner and will feature a single platform, CCTV, ticket purchasing facilities, a car park for 70 cars and customer information screens.

The majority of the station’s construction will be within the site boundary, however, there will be improvements made to the highway infrastructure and to Western Valley Road. The improvements include a new mini roundabout at the junction with High Cross Lane which will provide access to the new station car park.

Due to health and safety legislation some work can only be carried out to the new station platform and the access road from Western Valley Road during periods when trains are not running. As a result this will lead to occasional weekend and night time working.

The work on Western Valley Road will mean that the normal two-way traffic flow will be affected, however, work will be done so it does not affect peak hour traffic. In the interest of safety to the public some work on this road will be done on weekends. If work is done on the weekend it will be done between 8am to 1pm on Saturdays, if there are any change to these hours, affected residents will be notified in advance.