Rebecca Evans AM, Assembly Member for Gower, is welcoming the announcement that Swansea will benefit from the Welsh Government's Local Transport Network Fund.
This year’s funding will focus on improving bus reliability and reducing journey times by improving accessibility, congestion and integration between modes of transport.
Rebecca Evans said:
“I am delighted that Swansea will receive a million pounds in funding for Strategic Bus Corridors and Public Transport Hubs.
“The scheme will deliver a series of enhancements to improve highway network efficiency for areas that are often congested by peak hour traffic.
“This Welsh Government funding will benefit communities across the City and County by easing pressure on the system, and will be an important step in securing an integrated transport network.”
The funds will be made available immediately to the local authorities.
Swansea – Strategic Bus Corridors & Public Transport Hubs - £1,000,000
The scheme will deliver a series of enhancements to improve highway network efficiency for areas that are often congested by peak hour traffic. These measures will serve to improve journey time reliability for bus public transport journeys and support the bus hubs concept.
The hubs will promote improved integration between modes, and signifies the first steps in drawing together a network of transport options to begin formulating and realising an integrated transport system for Swansea and South West Wales.
The scheme will deliver improvements to satellite bus interchanges, to relieve pressure on the Swansea City Bus Station as the bus network expands and demand increases, reduce journey times and strengthen interchange of services across the network; ease of transfer on the public transport network will be key to its success.
The bus corridors benefiting from this funding will be of particular importance in the context of City Centre redevelopment scheduled to begin in 2018 and the population and development growth set out in the emerging Local Development Plan.