Rhondda Cynon Taf Council is about to undertake a major refurbishment of the bus stop area at Catherine Street in Pontypridd, thanks to a £100,000 investment.
The project includes the installation of new bus shelters and display cases for timetables, as well as the replacement of footways. New accessible kerbs will also be installed on the pavement along the bus stop area.
The works are due to start on Monday, June 19, and the whole project is expected to last for around five weeks.
Councillor Andrew Morgan, Leader of Rhondda Cynon Taf Council and Cabinet Member with responsibility for Highways, said:
“These major works represent a significant investment by the Council to improve this busy bus stop area, for the benefit of its many users.
“Catherine Street is at the heart of Pontypridd and a gateway to the Rhondda valleys. These bus stops are used by hundreds of people each day, and these major bus stop upgrades will I’m sure be welcomed by residents and commuters.
“While works are being carried out there may be some disruption in the short-term, and I’d like to thank people for their cooperation in advance.”
Bus stops E1 and E2 will be the first to be closed to buses and passengers while works take place.
During this time, the following services will operate from E3:
- 120/130 Pontypridd to Blaencwm
- 132 Cardiff to Maerdy
- 105 Pontypridd to Danylan
- 107 Pontypridd to Treforest
- 404 Pontypridd to Bridgend
- T4 and X4 Pontypridd to Cardiff
The following services will operate from E4:
- 90/100 Pontypridd to Beddau and the Royal Glamorgan Hospital
- 101 Pontypridd to Sainsbury’s
- 102/112 Pontypridd to Parc Nantgarw
- 111 Pontypridd to Ty Rhiw, Taffs Well
- 120 Blaencwm to Caerphilly
- 132 Maerdy to Cardiff
- 202 Pontypridd to Rhydfelin
Once the works are completed on bus stops E1 and E2, works will start on E3 and E4. The remaining part of the scheme will see buses previously operating from E3 move to E1 and buses from E4 move to E2.
These temporary arrangements may lead to some buses queuing in the bus lane until their bay becomes vacant.