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Re: Cardiff Parkway Business Park - and new St Mellons Stati

PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:39 am
by Frank
The commuter route sounds ideal. But all the talk you hear is about trains going to London. If it is privately financed how is the company going to get its money back? By charging the train companies to stop there? I'm not familiar with how these things work.

Re: Cardiff Parkway Business Park - and new St Mellons Stati

PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:18 pm
by Ash
Presumably a lot of the profit comes from capturing the land value of the surrounding development sites but, like you, I'm no expert. It could be that they believe that providing the station with make planning approval for the overall scheme more likely.

Re: Cardiff Parkway Business Park - and new St Mellons Stati

PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:13 am
by Msmurf
Looks like smart ticketing is on the way...

https://news.tfwrail.wales/news/transpo ... t-machines

Re: Cardiff Parkway Business Park - and new St Mellons Stati

PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:31 am
by LocalResident

Re: Cardiff Parkway Business Park - and new St Mellons Stati

PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:45 am
by cardiffian
surprised that the 3D renderings left out the teenage mums in pyjamas :D

Re: Cardiff Parkway Business Park - and new St Mellons Stati

PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:03 pm
by Simon__200

Apart from "somewhere in St. Mellons", do we know where exactly plans are to site this?

Re: Cardiff Parkway Business Park - and new St Mellons Stati

PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:47 pm
by DavidH71
Hendre Lake is on the southeastern edge of St Mellon's - it's the first point at which the railway enters the urban area of Cardiff.

Re: Cardiff Parkway Business Park - and new St Mellons Stati

PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:53 pm
by DavidH71
Oh, and as ever the reader comments on the Wales Online article are dominated by miserable ****ERS and their endless negativity. Do your mental health a massive favour by not reading them!

Re: Cardiff Parkway Business Park - and new St Mellons Stati

PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2019 7:57 pm
by Simon__200
DavidH71 wrote:Hendre Lake is on the southeastern edge of St Mellon's - it's the first point at which the railway enters the urban area of Cardiff.

Thanks
DavidH71 wrote:Oh, and as ever the reader comments on the Wales Online article are dominated by miserable ****ERS and their endless negativity. Do your mental health a massive favour by not reading them!

They never fail to whinge

Re: Cardiff Parkway Business Park - and new St Mellons Stati

PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:42 am
by Brian62
Frank wrote:The commuter route sounds ideal. But all the talk you hear is about trains going to London. If it is privately financed how is the company going to get its money back? By charging the train companies to stop there? I'm not familiar with how these things work.

I think they get their money back from the increase in land value by having a station that connects to London, Bristol and Cardiff. Property value in South East England is closely linked to ease of access to central London, obviously not the only driver though. The same effect is probably found around the UK in the form of how easy it is to get to nearest big city, in this case ready access to three cities must make offices more attractive (expensive).