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.”