Parties clash over new bus station for Cardiff

A bus leaving Cardiff Bus Station
The current bus station is seen as an eyesore by many Photo: ITV News Wales

Councillors in Cardiff have clashed in the run-up to the local elections, as parties argue over a new bus station for the capital.

The Liberal Democrat – Plaid coalition that has been running the Council for the last four years, says there is a new plan in place to build a new station on thesite of the NCP car park on Wood Street.

Council Leader Rodney Burman of the Liberal Democrats argues the redevelopment would be worthwhile in the long run with Deputy Leader, Plaid’s Neil McEvoy declaring the plan “set in stone.”

But, Labour Group Leader Heather Joyce claims the delays are unacceptable and pledged that if her party got into power she would deliver a new station.

Meanwhile Conservative David Walker says the whole project was an example of poor project management, but gave a cautious welcome to the current plan.

According to a Council spokesman, the project is still in the early planning stages, but if everything proceeds as intended work should beginat the end of the year.

He also confirmed that the current site would be redeveloped with a new “gateway” to the city built, but emphasised the priority would be bus users.