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Metro plan for south Wales

A new report suggests a Valleys Circle Line which would promote regeneration and economic development.

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Trams could connect Cardiff city centre to wider region

The report identifies a number of transport developments, including:

  • A Valleys Circle Line to transform the Cardiff city region's transport geography - this could be achieved by linking the Rhymney and Merthyr lines via Nelson to allow Pontypridd to play a more pivotal role in the region's economy
  • A Cardiff Crossrail using tram-train technology to fully connect the city centre, the bay and to the wider the region, and to unlock development opportunities - especially housing to the north west of the city, the Enterprise Zone between the bay and city centre and places like St Mellons
  • A cross valley Bus Rapid Transit system to address poor connectivity between places like Merthyr and Ebbw Vale
  • A major upgrade of connectivity between Newport and Ebbw Vale to help the regeneration of both

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