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£25m investment for regional transport

Transport Minister, Carl Sargeant, has announced that £25million will be distributed between the four transport consortia in Wales.
Thursday 22 March 2012

The funding will enable each regional transport consortium to deliver schemes to support their Regional Transport Plans and improve road safety across Wales.

The four consortia represent local authorities for their regions. Each of the consortia have previously submitted a Regional Transport Plan to the Welsh Government that outlines how they will maintain and improve the transport network in their area.

The £25m grant will be allocated as follows:

• Sewta (South East Wales) £10.631 million
• SWWITCH (South West Wales) £5.657 million
• Taith (North Wales) £5.618 million
• TraCC (Mid Wales) £3.094 million

Making the announcement, Carl Sargeant said:

“We’re committed to developing integrated transport throughout Wales and this funding will enable local authorities to deliver improvements to the transport infrastructure in their region.”

" I expect the consortia to use this money wisely and help create a safer and more sustainable transport network across Wales.”

Projects that will be funded under the Regional Transport Plans include:

Sewta (South East Wales)
• £2,250,000 to improve bus reliability, punctuality and journey times between Pontypridd and Cardiff.
• £900,000 to improve Newport Bus Station
• £60,000 to develop a park and ride at Chepstow

SWWITCH (South West Wales)
• £700,000 to improve the Waterston bypass that will provide traffic relief and improved access to the community of Waterston and support the Welsh Government aim of developing an Enterprise Zone in The Haven.
• £450,000 to develop a bus corridor between Port Talbot and Swansea
• £50,000 to improve Llanelli Railway Station

Taith (North Wales)
• £750,000 to improve Llandudno Rail Station by providing improved access for buses, pedestrians, cyclists and taxis in addition to the provision of parking for rail passengers.
• £250,000 to develop the Vale of Clwyd Cycle route in Ruthin
• £300,000 to develop a walking an cycling path at Lôn Deheuol Llŷn

TraCC  (Mid Wales)
• £939,000 allocated for the Pont Briwet, Penrhyndreudraeth Bridge replacement scheme – this scheme will comprise a new road, rail and walking/cycling bridge across the River Dwyryd replacing the current Victorian structure.
• £300,000 to improve the Aberystwyth Passenger Transport Gateway by providing a new bus station layout, pedestrianised areas and improved access to all public transport services including the upgraded TrawsCymru service.
• £240,000 to improve the A493 Aberdyfi to Machynlleth




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