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Flood alerts after heavy rain hits Wales

Seven flood alerts are in force in Mid, West and North Wales:

  • Rivers Bran and Gwydderig at Llandovery
  • Rivers in North Ceredigion including the Rheidol, Ystwyth, Melindwr and Ceunant
  • Rivers in the upper Teifi catchment upstream of Llanybydder including Llanybydder
  • Areas around the river Dyfi, from Dinas Mawddwy and Llanbrynmair to the estuary, including Machynlleth
  • Areas around the river Mawddach and river Wnion, from Fairbourne to Ganllwyd and Rhydymain
  • Areas around the river Glaslyn and river Dwyryd, from Dyffryn Ardudwy to Nant Gwynant
  • River Wye in Powys

Meanwhile the A497 Penamser Road is blocked between Porthmadog and Pentrefelin because of flooding.

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£3.5m railway station opens at Pye Corner, Newport

A new £3.5m train station in Newport has opened this morning.

The station at Pye Corner is located on the Ebbw Vale to Cardiff line.

It's hoped the station will improve access to jobs and services along the route.

The Ebbw Vale - Cardiff Central service arrives at Pye Corner

New rail station in Newport opens

A new £3.5m rail station at Pye Corner in Newport opens today, aiming to improve access to jobs and services along the Ebbw Vale to Cardiff line.

The station will service the Ebbw Vale to Cardiff line. Credit: arrivatrainswales

Joint funded by the UK and Welsh Governments, Pye Corner is located in the Bassaleg area of Newport and will be served by the existing hourly route between Ebbw Vale and the Welsh capital, with the potential for additional services to be introduced in the future.

The station features a single platform and a car park for commuters. The project also includes the creation of a new road lay out on the Western Valley road and High Cross lane, with a mini roundabout to be built to ease traffic.

The UK Government's New Station Fund provided £2.15m towards the cost, with the Welsh Government funding the rest.

"I want to ensure people have access to the efficient and comfortable public transport services they need. Ebbw Vale railway line is already very popular, with some 300,000 journeys annually. Together with the new Ebbw Vale Town station, which is opening soon, Pye Corner will improve access to jobs and services for many people along this busy route."

– Edwina Hart AM, Transport Minister
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