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The Gallery and Video | State-of-the-art bus interchange for Cardiff

Cardiff City Council has released images and video of a proposed bus hub in the city.

An area within Central Square in the Welsh capital will be regenerated, with the bus interchange linking bus, train and bicyce networks.

Council leader Phil Bale said: “The bus station will be designed around a fully enclosed public concourse featuring a large waiting area with airport style lounge facilities. The design incorporates protected walkways that will give access to Cardiff Central train station, a cycle hub, retail facilities and food outlets.

“People will be able to wait for a bus in comfort and in a safe environment in what will become one of the city’s most impressive public squares.”

Cabinet member for tansport, planning and sustainability Ramesh Patel said: “The technical specification of the new bus interchange will ensure that travel by bus becomes more efficient and attractive to residents, commuters and visitors.

“We want to see more people using public transport in Cardiff. Our aim is to get 50% of people in the city using public transport and this new station will play a major part in making that happen.

“We want to make public transport more attractive and these plans cater for the future growth of the city.”

Architects Foster + Partners are the preferred bidder to design the scheme after winning a design competition initiated by developer Rightacres Property. The brief was to design a mixed use building with the bus interchange, shops, offices, hotel, and residential units.

Foster + Partners has also designed the BBC Wales headquarters due to be built in the area.


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