- Posted by: Cardiff Labour
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The first phase of Cardiff Crossrail – which will run from Cardiff Central to Cardiff Bay Train Station – is set to be delivered now that Cardiff Council has secured funding from both the UK and Welsh Governments.
The £50m Levelling Up Fund bid submitted by Cardiff Council has been approved by the UK Government, and the Welsh Government is match funding the project with a further £50m.
The funding will deliver a new rapid transport link from Cardiff Central to Cardiff Bay via Callaghan Square, providing a vital transport link to support the development of the Callaghan Square, Bute Street, Lloyd George Avenue and the Atlantic Wharf masterplan.
The investment will act as a catalyst for the broader Crossrail scheme that aims to ultimately link with the proposed Cardiff Parkway Station in St Mellons, in Cardiff east, unlocking opportunities for other new stations in the east of the city.
The other benefits of the investment include the following:
✅ A regular tram service from Cardiff Central to a new platform at Cardiff Bay train station
✅ Two new platforms at Cardiff Central Train Station
✅ Public realm improvements around the existing and new train platforms
✅ A new highway layout allows a safe transition for the public to use between road, rail, cycling and walking.
The first phase of the development will also extend to Pierhead Street and include the development of a new Transport Hub, linking in with the Atlantic Wharf masterplan.
Find out more at: orlo.uk/UDWhI
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