Wednesday 22 Dec 2004

VALE OF GLAMORGAN PASSENGER SERVICE REACHES MILESTONE

Region & Route:
| Wales & Western: Wales & Borders
| Wales & Western
Work to restore train services to the Vale of Glamorgan was recently marked by the swinging into place of a footbridge at the new Llantwit Major Station. Peter Leppard, Network Rail’s Acting Western Route Director, said: “This marks a milestone in the work that we are doing in the Vale of Glamorgan.  The platforms at Rhoose and Llantwit Major are now in place, with completion of the remaining managed works planned for late spring.” The project, which is costing approximately £17 million, funded by the Welsh National Assembly, with the works managed by Network Rail, includes building new stations at Llantwit Major and Rhoose, together with a new platform and track at Bridgend. Train services will begin in time for the start of the summer timetable in June, coinciding with the completion of car parking facilities in front of the new stations at Rhoose and Llantwit Major, which are being funded by Vale of Glamorgan Council. Vale of Glamorgan Council Leader Cllr, Jeffrey James, commented: "This work represents another major step towards the realisation of this exciting project and the reintroduction of passenger trains to serve the growing communities of Rhoose and Llantwit Major.

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