In March Rhondda Cynon Taf Council Cabinet Members agreed funding that will explore the second phase of Abercynon’s Park and Ride Scheme – which would provide extra parking spaces at the village’s train station.
It now means that £10,000 will be used to conduct feasibility studies for the extension of the Abercynon Park and Ride Scheme.
The first phase of the Scheme was a major boost to Abercynon when it was first announced in 2009 and delivered in 2010. It provided over 150 parking spaces which were built on then-derelict land east of the train station. It was linked to the Navigation Business Park with a new bridge over the river.
At the meeting Councillor Andrew Morgan, Leader of Rhondda Cynon Taf Council and Cabinet Member with responsibility for Highways, said: “During its meeting on Thursday, Cabinet agreed to allocate funding for feasibility studies and design ahead of a proposed second phase of the Abercynon Park and Ride Scheme, which has hugely benefited residents since 2010.
“The parking facilities at Abercynon train station are now experiencing even more heavy demand, which is why the Council is exploring the possibility of extending the scheme further.
“On the back of the successful work to complete phase one of the Porth Park and Ride Scheme last year, the plans for Abercynon once again demonstrate the Council’s commitment to investing in its priority areas through the wider £200m RCTinvest programme.”
We look forward to the completion of the feasibility study at and welcome R.C.T Council’s commitment to expanding the very popular parking provision at Abercynon Park and Ride.
Rhys & Elaine