The Future of Cardiff Bus Station - Your chance to have your say!
Cardiff Council is undertaking a public consultation on the future of its Central Bus Station.
The public consultation explains why Cardiff Council is looking at plans to improve the bus station, show the ideas being considered, how they are being developed and to gather views from the public and organisations interested in the bus station’s future. It also sets out a number of different options being considered.
The consultation follows a series of workshops undertaken with key stakeholders including transport operators and access groups.
At the workshops a number of different ideas were considered including:
A redesigned bus station with improved accessibility and comfortable
passenger waiting area
A bus station on the car park behind the railway station
No central bus station but smaller bus stations around the city centre
A bus station on Callaghan Square
A bus station on the site of Marland House, near the railway station
Leaving the station as it is
Existing bus station with a new shelter
The workshops discounted a number of these for practical and cost reasons and generated three preferred ideas for the public to consider:
OPTION A - Leave the existing station as it is;
OPTION B: Use the existing bus station with new passenger waiting area
OPTION C: Provide a redesigned bus station with improved accessibility and comfortable passenger waiting area
The public is being invited to contribute on these options via a questionnaire: http://surveys.cardiff.gov.uk/busstation/
This feedback will be considered along with the views from organisations involved. The options will then be assessed again taking into account the feedback and one preferred option will be selected for further development.
The consultation will run from December 10th 2010 to February 14th 2011.
Updates on the modernisation of the bus station will be posted on the Keeping Cardiff Moving website: http://www.keepingcardiffmoving.co.uk/