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September 06 2017
By Mel Holley

Mel is the Editor at routeONE magazine. He has more than 30 years’ experience in road and rail transport journalism.

Industry welcomes Welsh
funding to boost bus travel

The Confederation of Passenger Transport Cymru (CPT) has given a warm welcome to the Welsh Government’s announcement of network funding to boost bus travel in Wales.

The Cabinet Secretary for Economy & Infrastructure, Ken Skates AM, has made almost £3m available to fund schemes to improve bus reliability and reduce journey times by helping accessibility, congestion and integration between modes of transport.

John Pockett, Director of CPT Cymru:  “A step in the right direction”

John Pockett, Director of CPT Cymru says:  “This announcement is very welcome and a step in the right direction. We are pleased that the Welsh Government recognises that congestion is a major problem facing operators and we look forward to working with them to identify other schemes that could make the passenger journey better.”

The 2017-18 Local Transport Network Fund projects are:

£1m - Swansea; strategic bus corridors and public transport hubs

  • £600,000 - Rhondda Cynon Taf A4119/A4059 bus corridor improvements
  • £617,000 - Neath Port Talbot integrated transport package
  • £425,000 - TrawsCymru Corridor; passenger enhancements
  • £100,000 - B5129 strategic bus corridor; passenger growth developments
  • £15,500 - Abersychan junction improvements

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