Cardiff Parkway railway station

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Cardiff Parkway National Rail
Location
PlaceSt Mellons
Local authorityCardiff
Operations
Managed byTransport for Wales Rail
Owned byTransport for Wales[1]
Number of platforms4 [2]
History
2022Opening
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Cardiff Parkway is a planned railway station in Cardiff. Cardiff Parkway Developments Ltd had applied for a station as part of the New Stations Fund 2, but it was unsuccessful. The station is to serve a new business park and would fit in with the proposed South Wales Metro. The new station is to be located south of the existing St Mellons Business Park in Cardiff, with the location of the station between Newport Road[3] and Newport stations.[4]

On 13 July 2017, it was announced that the station would be privately built rather than public and would not need the same system of approval than if it was publicly built.[5] On 19 July 2017, it was announced the station had received funding of £30 million and was due to open in February 2020.[6]

The plans are to skew the two relief lines to the south to allow an island platform to be built in the middle of the four tracks, plus platforms on either side.[7] The station will initially be served by class 170 DMUs and eventually by brand new Stadler FLIRT DEMUs which will operate on the Maesteg South Wales Metro line. [8]

In January 2019, it was revealed that the station will open in 2022 with construction starting in 2020. A planning application is due in 2019.[9]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
  Future services  
Cardiff Central   Transport for Wales
South Wales Main Line
  Newport

References[edit]

  1. ^ BBC news, 'No reason' not to back St Mellons private railway station. 13 July 2017
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ Planned Metro map
  4. ^ "New Cardiff Parkway station planned for business park - BBC News". bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 2017-06-30.
  5. ^ BBC news, 'No reason' not to back St Mellons private railway station. 13 July 2017
  6. ^ BBC News. Cardiff Parkway's £30m station gets support. 20 July 2017
  7. ^ BBC News. New Cardiff Parkway station planned for business park. 30 November 2016
  8. ^ [2]
  9. ^ [ https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-46967369]

Coordinates: 51°31′15″N 3°04′42″W / 51.5208°N 3.0783°W / 51.5208; -3.0783