Due to its low patronage and the need to return the rail to the ground level under the Leach Highway bridge, Welshpool Station will close. Rebuilding Oats Street Station provides an opportunity to better service the Welshpool area as well.
Removing the heavily congested Welshpool Road level crossing with an elevated rail solution will greatly improve safety and ease movements in the area.
The exact closure date has not yet been confirmed, however it will not be closed until construction begins.
This closure will be considered as part of the wider project as competing requirements for the community and passengers are balanced. Among these considerations are increased parking at neighbouring stations and Oats Street Station being rebuilt with more passenger facilities and potentially moving slightly closer to Welshpool to help service this area.
The bus network will be reviewed about 12-18 months before the project is complete.