Cardiff could get new train station

December 9, 2016 by  

Cardiff may be set to get a brand new train station, called Cardiff Parkway, as part of a wider project to create a business park within the city, bringing jobs for 15,000 people.

Should it get the go ahead, this new station would be linked to the St Mellons Business Park development and would be located to the south of the park. The project is set to concentrate on technology and science and both a bus station and car park with space for 1,600 vehicles would be built within it.

Father and son Nigel and Andrew Roberts are the men behind this scheme, having put together Cardiff Parkway Developments Ltd alongside banking company Investec.

Applications have now been submitted to the New Stations Fund 2, which was set up by Network Rail to handle bids for new train stations, and the Department of Transport. They are seeking approximately 75% of the costs, expected to be £25 million, and a decision will be made in spring 2017.

Speaking to BBC News, Nigel Roberts stated that:

“It’s been eight years in the planning. It’s been in the (Cardiff) local development plan since January when it was announced. You can’t just build a train station without a lot of planning.”

Places that print brochures may be used to show local people what the station and park will look like upon completion.

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