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Bus station
Merthyr Tydfil Bus Station in June 2021
LocationMerthyr Tydfil Bus Station,
Swan Street,
Merthyr Tydfil,
CF47 8EU
Coordinates51°44′38″N 3°22′48″W / 51.744°N 3.38°W / 51.744; -3.38Coordinates: 51°44′38″N 3°22′48″W / 51.744°N 3.38°W / 51.744; -3.38
Owned byMerthyr Tydfil County Borough Council
Operated byMerthyr Tydfil County Borough Council
Bus stands14
Bus operatorsStagecoach South Wales, NAT Group, First Call Travel
ConnectionsMerthyr Tydfil railway station
Other information
Websitehttps://traveline.info/
History
OpenedJune 13, 2021 (2021-06-13)

Merthyr Tydfil bus station is the bus station that serves the town of Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales.

There are 14 stands and the main operator at the station is Stagecoach South Wales. NAT Group and First Call Travel also run services from Merthyr Tydfil bus station. The former bus station closed and was demolished for development.

History

The original bus station dates from the 1960s, designed with two curving sections to give direct access to the adjacent modern shopping centre development.[1] The former bus station closed on 11th June 2021 for demolition.

In 2014 proposals were put forward for an alternative site to the south of the town centre at Swan Street, closer to the railway station. The town council described the design of the old site as problematic and "a location of high levels of anti-social behaviour and crime".[2] In January 2015 the old police station at Swan Street was demolished and in August the plans for the new bus station on the site were released. Construction of the new bus station was dependent on funding from the Welsh Government.[3] The Welsh Government has committed the funding [4] and the construction has started on 15 July 2019 and was finished within 91 weeks. [5][6] The new Interchange opened on 13 June 2021.[7] In June 2021, a time lapse video showing the completion of the works was released.[8]

Rail link

Merthyr Tydfil railway station is a four-minute walk from the bus station. From here, users can transfer to Transport for Wales services to Bridgend, Queen Street, Cardiff Central, and Barry, via the Merthyr line

See also

References

  1. ^ Merthyr Tydfil Bus Station, Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales. Retrieved 13 March 2017.
  2. ^ Nick Machin (23 July 2014) "Merthyr Tydfil's bus station is on the move", Wales Online. Retrieved 13 March 2017.
  3. ^ Katie Sands (6 August 2015) "Here's what Merthyr Tydfil's brand new bus station will look like", Wales Online. Retrieved 13 March 2017.
  4. ^ Anthony Lewis (19 February 2019) "New Merthyr Tydfil bus station construction to start this year", Wales Online. Retrieved 24 February 2019.
  5. ^ Anthony Lewis (3 July 2019) [1], Wales Online. Retrieved 16 July 2019.
  6. ^ Lydia Stephens (30 April 2021) [2], Wales Online. Retrieved 30 April 2021.
  7. ^ Lewis, Anthony (2021-06-04). "Merthyr's new £12m bus station given official opening date". WalesOnline. Retrieved 2021-06-06.
  8. ^ "Morgan Sindall: Merthyr Tydfil Bus Station - Site Security & Time Lapse Video". WCCTV.