The new station was jointly funded by the Welsh Government and Department for Transport, and delivered by TfW in partnership with Ceredigion County Council and TfW’s delivery partner Alun Griffiths Ltd.
Bow Street station is on the Cambrian line between Borth and Aberystwyth in Ceredigion. The original station was opened by the Aberystwyth and Welsh Coast Railway in 1864 and closed in 1965 as part of the Beeching cuts.
The new station is just south of the original. Groundwork on the station was completed by December 2020 and the station reopened on 14 February 2021.
Work included in the construction and reopening of the new station included a new car park, bus interchange, and cycle storage. Reopening the station will increase accessibility to the rail network, improve transport integration, and provide an alternative to using the car.
Karl Gilmore, TfW’s Rail Programme Director, said; “I’m exceptionally proud of the teams for being shortlisted and runners up of this award. The hard work and collaborative behaviours displayed across all areas of this exceptionally challenging project, made more difficult whilst being constructed throughout the COVID-19 global pandemic.
“TfW and partners would like to extend congratulations to the winners of this category, the Dragon’s Heart Hospital, a project that would have contributed towards saving tens of thousands of lives throughout the pandemic.”
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