A new £5.3 million integrated transport hub in Port Talbot has moved a step closer to a start on site after funding was approved for the proposal.
The Welsh Government will now provide funding of £2.7 million with the European Regional Development Fund providing the remaining £2.5 million for the Hub, which will be built adjacent to the recently rebuilt Parkway station,
The leader of Neath Port Talbot Council Councilor Ali Thomas OBE, said: “The new Integrated Transport Hub will be a key development for Neath Port Talbot as we work to improve connectivity and boost economic growth for our local communities.
“Paired with the newly redeveloped Port Talbot Parkway Station, the Hub will enable people to travel more easily and more conveniently across the region for both employment and leisure purposes, and will be warmly welcomed by local residents and businesses alike.”
The Hub will include six bus bays, a dedicated taxi and drop off area, a combined canopy and bus shelter structure and upgraded highways and security lighting.
After confirming the funding, economy and infrastructure secretary for Wales, Ken Skates, said: “Improving local public transport connection forms a central part of our vision for transport in Wales and having such an inviting, dedicated facility will be a big step towards that for the area.
“I look forward to seeing the completed Hub, alongside the new train station, forming the nucleus for a well connected, modern public transport network for the area.”