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A contract has been awarded to local company Tregaron Trading Services (TTS) to carry out the construction of a new car park for The Vale of Rheidol Railway at Devil’s Bridge which will begin in July.

The new car park will allow the existing car park to be opened up as a pedestrian area for visitors, with a separate coach park and will also be convenient for community events at the recently converted community hall.

The project has received funding through the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014 – 2020, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Government (EAFRD).

Llyr Ap Iolo, The Vale of Rheidol Railway’s general manager, said:

“The existing railway car park is inadequate for the number of tourists who are now coming to the railway and visiting Devil’s Bridge.

“The new car park will have space for 78 vehicles, including disabled parking with an accessible path to the station and four coach bays which will leave the area around the station and café to a pedestrians only area which will improve the safety and the ambience of the station.

“We are extremely grateful for the funding we have received from EAFRD and we look forward to welcoming more visitors to the area.”

Cllr Rhodri Davies said:

“With the Vale of Rheidol providing parking spaces, it will be a great boost for visitors and the local economy. The new pavement being built by the council will also improve access and pedestrian safety into the village for residents and visitors alike.”

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