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BEEP BEEP: New bus station in Merthyr Tydfil

BEEP BEEP: New bus station in Merthyr Tydfil

Image: LDRS

The new bus station in Merthyr Tydfil could be finished by the end of March, a council officer has said.

Chris Long, a regeneration officer at the council, said they’re heading towards the end of March for completion of the new bus station in Swan Street in the town centre.

It followed a question from Councillor Clive Jones at a meeting of the council’s governance and performance committee on Tuesday, January 12.

Mr Long said he is pushing for a date and they have a very robust plan for transition from contractor to the council.

Mr Long said: “It’s great to see it develop on the backdrop of Covid.”

He later added that in terms of international quality products from a tourism perspective: “We’ve got a quality product in the bus station.”

“I think we are setting a new bar here in terms of physical regeneration and getting the best of the best.”

The new bus station is being built with £10 million from the Local Transport Fund from Welsh Government having been given planning approval back in 2014.

It will be located closer to the town’s railway station and the aim is for it complement the significant investment going in to the core valley lines rail network through the South Wales Metro.

It is being built by contractors Morgan Sindall to replace the current station located just off Castle Street which will then be open for retail development

Words: Anthony Lewis, Local Democracy Reporter


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