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A scheme to create 11 new parking spaces at Abercynon Railway Station has been completed by the Council following a £25,000 investment by the Welsh Government.

Additional spaces have now been installed following a re-assessment of the car park’s layout by the Council, to increase parking provision and improve access to public transport. The works included modifications to kerb lines, relocation of car park lighting, new traffic signs and road marking alterations.

The Council secured investment from the Welsh Government’s Local Transport Fund to wholly fund the scheme.

The works are an extension of the Abercynon Park and Ride Scheme which was delivered in 2010. It included a development of more than 150 parking spaces built on then-derelict land east of the train station, with the area linked to Navigation Business Park by a bridge over the river.

Councillor Andrew Morgan, Leader of Rhondda Cynon Taf Council and Cabinet Member with responsibility for Highways, said: “The Council has created 11 new parking spaces at Abercynon Railway Station to encourage even more commuters to use public transport – which reduces congestion on our roads, lowers people’s travel times and helps the environment.

“In September, Cabinet agreed to progress the Council’s Park and Ride Programme across 10 County Borough railway stations, creating more than 600 new spaces in total. Abercynon Railway Station will significantly benefit from the Programme in the future, meeting heavy demand for parking there.

“In addition to the Programme, the Council has also committed to create more spaces at Pontyclun Railway Station, and to deliver phase two of the Porth Park and Ride Scheme following the success of phase one.

“This £25,000 funding for Abercynon is the latest investment in Park and Ride schemes across the County Borough, and again shows that the Council works hard to secure external investment for highway schemes, where possible.”

Posted on Thursday 7th December 2017

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