Welsh European Funding Office
Programme: Objective 1
Fund: ERDF Approved Projects
Priority/Measure: 6 /1
Sponsor Name: Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council
Partnership: Blaenau Gwent
Project Title: TIGER - Ebbw Valley Railway
Project Reference:   54438
Description: To reopen the current freight railway line between the South Wales mainline and Ebbw Vale to passenger services. The proposed infrastructure comprises of a new 9 mile/15KM double track loop from a new station at Risca to Aberbeeg junction. Additionally, work would be required to upgrade the existing track to passenger standards/speeds, and new colour light signalling would be installed at Park Junction. Six new stations would be constructed at Rogerstone, Risca, Crosskeys, Newbridge, Llanhilleth and Ebbw Vale Parkway. Four of these stations are located on the loop and would need twin platforms.
Approved: 30 October 2003
Grant: 7,500,000
Project Cost: 28,583,544