Welsh Minister for Transport, Edwina Hart has opened the new station at Energlyn and Churchill Park in Caerphilly.
Work began on the development of the station on the Rhymney Valley line last summer. Says Mrs Hart, ‘This new station will help meet the growing demand for rail services in this area. We want to see more people use the train to access jobs and services.
‘Our investment here and in other stations across Wales is evidence of our commitment to improving rail services and reducing reliance on the car.’
Funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government, Energlyn and Churchill Park station was built by Network Rail and contractors Morgan Sindall and Colas Rail. The work at the station is part of a wider £220m scheme to improve the railway in Cardiff and the Valleys by 2015.