Four new rail stations shortlisted as plans ramped up for Cardiff and Swansea

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The Welsh Government has selected four potential new railway stations to go forward for further detailed study. The four stations are Ely Mill (Cardiff), St Clears (Carmarthenshire), Deeside Industrial Park and Carno (Powys).

Eight stations failed to make it through to the next round, including Llanwern (Newport), Llangefni (Anglesey) and Cockett (Swansea). The Welsh Government isn’t responsible for the delivery of new railway infrastructure but can suggest new stations to the UK Government.

In July, the UK Government announced a £58million investment at Cardiff Central station which will result in longer platforms, improved access and reduced congestion during major events in the city centre.

The UK Government also announced that a new parkway station (aka. Swansea Parkway) will be constructed on the Swansea District Line, which could cut Cardiff-Swansea journey times by 14 minutes.