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Work has begun on building the new Ashley Down station and is expected to take about a year.

It will give residents in the area a rail connection for the first time in nearly 60 years. The former Ashley Hill station was built in 1864 and closed in 1964.

The work is funded by the West of England Combined Authority, led by Metro Mayor Dan Norris.

Network Rail and is contractor Ben Nuttall say they will try to keep noise at the site to a minimum and they apologise in advance to anyone who is disturbed.

Fourteen trees have been removed and there are plans for 22 replacements.

The station 

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