More parking spaces at busy station after £25,000 upgrade
NEW parking spaces have been installed at one of the Cynon Valleys’ busiest stations in a bid to help more people access rail services.
Abercynon railway station now has 11 new spaces after a £25,000 investment by the Welsh government.
According to rhondda Cynon taf council, the work follows a re-assessment of the car park’s layout, to increase the number of spaces and improve access to public transport.
The work included modifying kerb lines, relocating lighting, new traffic signs and road marking alterations.
it is an extension of the Abercynon Park and ride scheme, which was delivered in 2010.
That 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 rCt Council and cabinet member with responsibility for highways, said the new spaces would reduce congestion, lower travel times and help the environment.
He explained: “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.”
He said the local authority had also committed to install more spaces at Pontyclun railway station, and deliver “phase two” of the Porth Park and ride scheme following the success of phase one.
He added: “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.”
New parking spaces have been installed at Abercynon railway station in a bid to help more people access rail services