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23.08.13

Energlyn station community clear-up

A community litter-picking event was held this week at Energlyn station in Caerphilly, to clear up the surrounding area and protect the reliability of the railway. 

Rail staff and construction workers on site cleared litter dumped in a nearby conservation area, playground and residential areas. As well as looking uncared for, rubbish and fly-tipping can affect the reliability and safety of rail, as discarded food can attract vermin, Network Rail said. 

The £5.2m new station is funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government, and will be open at the end of 2013. 

Anthony Osammor, scheme project manager from Network Rail said: “Fly tipping and litter dropping on and near the railway is a blight on the land and surrounding communities. This clean-up will help make a difference to the area, making it more welcoming and greatly improve the environment for the community in advance of the new station opening later this year. 

“As we are in the community developing a new station, the site staff wanted to dedicate their time to give something back and spruce up the station before it opens its doors to the public. After everyone’s hard work we hope the area remains clean and tidy, so that the community has a welcoming station area to be proud of.” 

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