Saturday, 5 September 2009

Funding Boost For RCT Bus Stops

Passengers travelling on a busy Cynon Valley bus route will soon be benefiting from an investment of nearly £400,000 to improve their bus stops.

Funding secured by Rhondda Cynon Taf Council, as part of the Heads of the Valley Regeneration Programme, will be used to provide improved facilities for passengers at each bus stop between HirwaunAberdare – Glynhafod.

These include new bus boarders to assist passengers with boarding and alighting, new signage and service information and, at the busiest bus stops, new shelters.

This investment will raise the overall quality of public transport services in the area and coincides with the introduction of a fleet of modern, easy access buses along the route by the operator - Stagecoach.

During this year, the Council will also be carrying out improvement works to a number of other bus stops in the Rhondda Cynon Taf area as part of further investment secured through the Neighbourhood Renewal Partnership and from within the Council’s own budget.

The Council’s Cabinet Member for Transport and Customer Care, Cllr Andrew Morgan said: “This is excellent news for residents, businesses and visitors to the Cynon Valley as this investment will provide a step-change in the quality of public transport infrastructure and help to encourage people out of their cars and onto public transport.

“This funding will also benefit the substantial number of families in the Cynon Valley who do not have access to a car and rely on public transport. This will make public transport access much easier and will improve the quality of the journey”.

The Heads of the Valleys initiative is a 15 year regeneration project, led by the Welsh Assembly Government, working to benefit communities in Merthyr Tydfil, Blaenau Gwent, Torfaen, Caerphilly and
Rhondda Cynon Taf. Aimed at stimulating regeneration, economic growth, and environmental improvement, the £140 million programme is making the Heads of the Valleys an increasingly successful and attractive area for people to live and work.

1 comment:

  1. Although appreciated, it's obvious to me that whoever designed the new bus stop 'canopies / shelters' has *never* had to stand in one while it's been raining !

    A 'front' and an 'overhanging canopy' does not protect you from the driving wind & rain. The ones that actually have sides to them have been 'pierced' with decorative holes ... once again letting the wind and rain through !

    I suspect they were 'test driven' on a (rare) sunny day ?


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