New stations between Cardiff Central and Severn Tunnel Junction with improved cross border services

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2. Answer the survey

3. Read the FAQs (download), if you have outstanding questions.


Tell us your thoughts on our plans for new stations between Cardiff Central and Severn Tunnel Junction, and new train service proposals

We want to make it easier for everyone to travel more sustainably, whether we’re connecting with friends or family, accessing work, education or leisure opportunities.

We’re developing proposals for five new railway stations between Cardiff Central and Severn Tunnel Junction and new cross border rail services to change the way people travel across one of Wales’ busiest transport corridors.

The proposals form part of the South-East Wales Transport Commission’s recommendations for tacking vehicle congestion on the M4 Motorway. The commission found people did not have good travel alternatives to the motorway and recommended the development of a ‘Network of Alternatives’ to give people better options to travel by rail, bus, walking and cycling.

This consultation concerns the core rail components of that network, which are being developed under our South Wales Mainline programme. We’re working with Network Rail, Department for Transport and Welsh Government.

The scheme aims to improve connectivity between suburban communities and key regional destinations in SE Wales and SW England through new services and stations.

New stations at Cardiff East (Newport Road), Newport West, Somerton, Llanwern, and Magor and Undy will provide better access to the railway for communities in South Wales.

The new stations will be served by existing and new Cardiff to Cheltenham rail services, and new Cardiff to Bristol services. At least two, and up to four trains per hour in each direction will call at the proposed stations.

They’ll be safe and accessible, with secure cycle storage facilities, making it easier for our customers to walk, wheel or cycle to and from the stations. There will be interchange to buses at many of the stations.

We want to make sure these proposals are shaped to best meet the needs of our customers and the communities we serve. That’s why we want to hear from you.

Have your say, below.

1. Read the information pack (download)

2. Answer the survey

3. Read the FAQs (download), if you have outstanding questions.


Tell us your thoughts on our plans for new stations between Cardiff Central and Severn Tunnel Junction, and new train service proposals

We want to make it easier for everyone to travel more sustainably, whether we’re connecting with friends or family, accessing work, education or leisure opportunities.

We’re developing proposals for five new railway stations between Cardiff Central and Severn Tunnel Junction and new cross border rail services to change the way people travel across one of Wales’ busiest transport corridors.

The proposals form part of the South-East Wales Transport Commission’s recommendations for tacking vehicle congestion on the M4 Motorway. The commission found people did not have good travel alternatives to the motorway and recommended the development of a ‘Network of Alternatives’ to give people better options to travel by rail, bus, walking and cycling.

This consultation concerns the core rail components of that network, which are being developed under our South Wales Mainline programme. We’re working with Network Rail, Department for Transport and Welsh Government.

The scheme aims to improve connectivity between suburban communities and key regional destinations in SE Wales and SW England through new services and stations.

New stations at Cardiff East (Newport Road), Newport West, Somerton, Llanwern, and Magor and Undy will provide better access to the railway for communities in South Wales.

The new stations will be served by existing and new Cardiff to Cheltenham rail services, and new Cardiff to Bristol services. At least two, and up to four trains per hour in each direction will call at the proposed stations.

They’ll be safe and accessible, with secure cycle storage facilities, making it easier for our customers to walk, wheel or cycle to and from the stations. There will be interchange to buses at many of the stations.

We want to make sure these proposals are shaped to best meet the needs of our customers and the communities we serve. That’s why we want to hear from you.

Have your say, below.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    This survey will be open until 11:59pm on 14 January. 

    Please share your views by taking part in this survey, it should take no longer than 10 minutes to complete. 

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