Work on £8m railway station at Bow Street gets under way

at Bow Street

A new railway station is being planned that will call trains at Welsh village. Its work is in process and this is the first railway station in 55 years for Welsh. £8 is funded by the Welsh government as well as by the Department of Transport of UK.

The new Bow Street station will be built in Ceredigion. It is expected to open for the passengers by 2020 and will be served by Cambrian line trains that connects Aberystwyth and Shrewsbury. The reopening of this station is followed by a vocal campaign over last decade.

There was a strong case to reopen two railway stations in Powys and Ceredigion. Mr. Ken Stakes, who is the Transport Minister of Wales, said that, their vision for railways always included the opening of new railway stations and in the improvement of connectivity across all regions in Wales. He added that this is just an initial stage of delivering that ambition and planning. The original station was closed in 1968 as a part of Beeching cuts that saw the rail network in Wales decimated.

The old site is now home to builders’ merchant and that is why the new station will be constructed to its south. This scheme is being delivered by the transport for Wales (TfW), Network Rail and Ceredigion council.