The Anonymous Widower

‘Walkway’ Rail Station Plan For Magor As M4 Relief Road Scrapped

The title of this post is the same as that of this article on the BBC.

These are the introductory paragraphs.

A village heavily affected by the decision to scrap the planned M4 relief road is bidding for help to build a £7m railway station there.

Residents of Magor in Monmouthshire have the mainline rail service to London running through the village, but no station.

They want to create a “walkway” station – one with no car parking that travellers will walk or cycle to.

The original Magor station was shut in the Beeching cuts.

This Google Map shows the location of the villages of Magor and Undy.

Note.

  1. Newport is to the West.
  2. Magor is at the Western end of the map, with to its South-East.
  3. The M4 and M50motorways joining  to the North of the villages.
  4. Severn Tunnel Junxction and Caldicot stations indicate the South Wales Main Line.

I have also flown my helicopter from Severn Tunnel Junction station and Magor village and it is a quadruple track railway with lots of space on either side.

I certainly think, that a station could be built and a stopping train with a frequency of four trains per hour (tph), could probably be incorporated into the timetable.

  • But would a station without car parking be viable?
  • Perhaps the area needs a few electric shuttle buses?

But the station if it is built needs to be linked in with the South Wales Metro.

In an ideal world, there probably needs to be a Turn-Up-And-Go four tph stopping train from Caldicot all the way to Fishguard and Swansea.

 

June 18, 2019 Posted by | Transport | , | Leave a comment