Plans for a new £180m Metro Central transport hub around Cardiff Central station have been unveiled.
The project encompasses a new Central bus station, the modernisation of Cardiff Central train station, and delivery of a range of other transport infrastructure such as a new coach station, a cycle hub and public realm improvements.
The aim is to improve the capacity of the Central Interchange to accommodate increased frequency of services delivered through the South Wales Metro investment, and to provide an infrastructure for jobs growth through accelerating investment in Cardiff’s Core Employment Zone.
It would need eWelsh and UK government funding, as well as the private sector to add to £40m from the city deal.
Cardiff is expected to grow faster than any other UK Core City over the next 20 years in terms of population according to Welsh Government and National Statistics projections, with population growth of more than 20 per cent between 2017 and 2037.
This expansion is expected to create greater economic opportunities, and will also require job creation to support the growing population.