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£2.8m Investment to Boost Bus Travel Across Wales

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Flintshire, Neath Port Talbot, Powys, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Swansea and Torfaen will all see funding through this year’s Local Transport Network Fund, Economy Secretary Ken Skates has announced.

This year’s funding primarily focuses on improving bus reliability and reducing journey times by improving accessibility, congestion and integration between modes of transport.

Areas in receipt of the 2017-18 Local Transport Network Fund are:

  • £100,000 for the B5129 bus corridor in Flintshire
  • £617,000 in Neath Port Talbot
  • £425,000 for TrawsCymru improvements in Powys
  • £600,000 for A4119 and A4059 bus corridor improvements in Rhondda Cynon Taf
  • £1m for bus corridors and public transport hubs in Swansea
  • £15,500 for junction improvements at Union Street / Broad Street in Abersychan, Torfaen

Economy and Infrastructure Secretary, Ken Skates said:

“I’m delighted that we’ve been able to support these schemes, which will see improvements to bus journeys on strategic Welsh Government and local authority routes across Wales.
“The announcement includes funding for a range of proposed interventions including bus priority measures, junction improvements and technical based solutions to further support the bus industry and widen the appeal of buses as an attractive, reliable mode of transport.
“I look forward to seeing these projects underway at the earliest possible opportunity, with communities able to soon feel the benefits of the improvements.”