Milford Haven Shipping Containers
Major investment is planned for Milford Haven Train Station, but in the short term there is an immediate need for improved station facilities. The neglected "end of the line" feeling at Milford Haven is a poor reflection on all the fantastic assets that the town and the waterfront has to offer. In bad weather, there is nowhere to wait - and there is an urgent need for better passenger facilities. Could a series of converted "shipping containers" be a solution? These could be a temporary intervention that could be moved to other stations on the network when PCC progress the works for the new integrated transport hub - or they could be retained if the community wanted to keep them.
At the second community vision meeting in Milford Haven, the community endorsed the idea and there was a lot of enthusiasm for an immediate solution - especially if it could be progressed rapidly within the next 3-6 months. People said they would like to see a ticket office, a waiting area, a coffee shop, a community noticeboard or digital display, space to keep leaflets promoting local businesses and attractions, a wayfinding map for the town, bus times and maps, toilet facilities, and planting, flowers and greenery.
South West Wales Connected will continue conversations with partners to progress this, including AMEY who have indicated that they could provide the containers, EFT Consult who have offered technical support, SPECIFIC who could integrate renewable technologies, Urban Foundry who have been involved in a similar scheme, FR8PK who are progressing a similar project in Swansea, Transport for Wales who hold the lease for the station land, Pembrokeshire County Council to see what permission would be needed from them, and Network Rail who has said it should be feasible but would need to approve the proposal.