Bow Street railway station

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Bow Street
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Bow Street station view northwards, towards Machynlleth 2 June 1962
Location
Place Bow Street
Operations
Original company Aberystwith and Welsh Coast Railway
Pre-grouping Cambrian Railways
Post-grouping Great Western Railway
Platforms 2
History
1876 opened
1965 Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
A B C D–F G H–J K–L M–O P–R S T–V W–Z
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Bow Street is a closed railway station in Bow Street, Ceredigion, on the Cambrian Line, that was opened in 1876 and operated by the Aberystwith and Welsh Coast Railway. The station was closed in 1965 as part of the Beeching Cuts though there are plans to re-open it.

Proposed re-opening[edit]

The Welsh Government commissioned a study into the re-opening of the station at a site further south from the original station which is currently occupied by a builders' merchants.[1] The new plans would involve facilities for a 110 capacity car park, bicycle storage and a bus & coach interchange.[2] If approved, work is expected to start on the station in January 2018 and to be finished by December 2018 at an estimated cost of about £5 million.[3] In December 2016 the Welsh Government made an application to the UK Government for £6.8 million towards the re-opening of the station.[4]The decision on the funding is expected in early 2017.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Plans for Bow Street's new railway station to go on show". BBC News. 2 July 2016. Retrieved 29 November 2016. 
  2. ^ Spencer, Caleb. "Plans for new Bow Street railway station unveiled". Aberystwyth Today. Retrieved 29 November 2016. 
  3. ^ "Bow Street Station: Option Selection Report" (PDF). Welsh Government. Welsh Government. 
  4. ^ "Funding hopes for Bow Street Aberystwyth railway station". BBC News. Retrieved 8 December 2016. 
  5. ^ "New railway station near Aberystwyth 'would boost economy'". BBC News. 26 December 2016. Retrieved 28 December 2016. 

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