Cardiff Metro, Timetables and Routes etc.

Cardiff Metro, Route, Time table, Stations etc.

Proposed Cardiff Metro network – Info from Wikipedia and elsewhere…

The SCardiff Metro (Welsh: Metro De Cymru) is a proposed integration of heavy rail and development of light rail and bus-based public transport services and systems in South East Wales around the hub of Cardiff Central. The first phase was approved for development in October 2013.

The existing rail-based transport systems in South Wales were severely degraded following the 1960s Beeching Axe, with the closure of many lines serving the former mining communities and their links to ports on the South Wales Coast. Most of these closed lines ran across the north-south geography, cutting through and across the South Wales Valleys.

Ever since these cuts, which left many smaller former mining communities isolated and without rail services, there has been a willingness to re-instate services where economical. In addition, the provision of connecting services across the wider South East Wales region by creating a metro-style system has come on to the policy agenda. This would allow easier access to the employment and shopping opportunities in both Cardiff and the wider area.

In February 2011, Cardiff Business Partnership (CBP) and; The institute of Welsh Affairs; published a report by Mark Barry of M&G Barry Consulting, calling for an investment of £2.5bn over 10 years to connect CardiffNewport and the South Wales Valleys. The report; “A Metro for Wales’ Capital City Region – Connecting Cardiff, Newport and the Valleys”; concluded that with the stated investment in a regional metro system, by 2025 it would be possible to travel from the Heads of the Valleys to Cardiff or Newport in 40 minutes, by combining electrified heavy rail and light rail systems and boosted by faster rail links to London and London Heathrow Airport.

After the Welsh Government, supported by parties including a CBP team led by Mark Barry, had successfully lobbied at Westminster for the extension of the Great Western Main Line electrification programme west to Swansea, and north into the South Wales Valleys, Barry developed a more detailed blueprint plan for Cardiff. Submitted in April 2012, after internal consultation it was submitted by CBP to the Welsh Government’s Business Minister Edwina Hart in December 2012.

The scheme proposed a £200M investment in a Cardiff crossrail scheme based on trams, between St Mellons in the east via Cardiff Central, south into Cardiff Bay, north to Coryton, converting the existing Cityline section of the Valley Lines to tram, and a new route Northwest via Ely and Radyr Court to the M4 motorway at Creigiau.

From Autumn 2012, Barry led the private sector Metro Consortium, with the common aim of promoting the metro project, which included representatives from: CapitaJones Lang LaSalleThe Urbanists; Steer Davies Gleave. They produced a further interim report, “A Cardiff City Region Metro: transform | regenerate | connect” published in February 2013. Hart then commissioned Barry to lead a more detailed analysis of the potential benefits leading to the publication of “The Metro Impact Study” in October 2013.

This more substantive report concluded that an initial £1bn investment in an integrated metro transport network for South East Wales could, over a 30-year period, add 420,000 people to the regional transport network, create 7,000 new jobs and plough an additional £4bn into the regional economy.

Implementation of the South Wales Metro…

In October 2013, after Barry had submitted his report to Hart at the end of Summer 2013, the Business Minister endorsed the report. She allocated £62m for phase one of the scheme to improve bus and rail links, including rail infrastructure improvements, station upgrades, park and ride schemes, bus corridors, and walking and cycling schemes. Further, she set up a working group to examine detailed proposals for the potential subsequent stages of the Cardiff Capital Region Metro system.

After a further two years development by Welsh Government The First Minister formally launched the; South Wales Metro project in November 2015;procurement started in July 2016 and is being managed by Transport for Wales. The procurement process is expected to conclude early in 2018.

Welsh Government set out its aspirations for the “South Wales Metro” in its Nov 2015 publication, “Rolling Out Our Metro”.

In that document, Phase 2 of the Metro programme was illustrated as shown on page 20.

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Llandaf Station sign with Metro branding, July 2017

Proposed system

Existing

Ebbw Valley Line (proposed)

Legend

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BRT to Merthyr Tydfil

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BRT to Abergavenny

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Ebbw Vale Town

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Ebbw Vale Parkway

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Abertillery

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Llanhilleth

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BRT to Pontypool

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Crumlin

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Newbridge

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BRT to Blackwood

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Crosskeys

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Risca and Pontymister

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Rogerstone

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To Caerphilly

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Pye Corner

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Tredegar Park (potential)

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Newport

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SWML to Bristol

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Cardiff Central

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SWML to Swansea

Newport-Nelson Line (proposed)

Legend

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Treharris

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BRT to Pontypridd

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Nelson

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Nelson BRT

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BRT to Blackwood

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Ystrad Mynach

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Llanbradach

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Energlyn

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Aber

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Caerphilly

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To Cardiff

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Lansbury Park

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Waterloo/Trethomas

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Machen

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Bassaleg

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To Ebbw Vale

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Pye Corner

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Tredegar Park (potential)

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Newport

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SWML to Bristol

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SWML to Cardiff

Heads of the Valleys BRT (proposed)

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Marches line to Hereford

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Abergavenny

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Marches line to Newport

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Brynmawr

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Ebbw Vale Town

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Ebbw Valley Railway to Newport

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Bryn Serth

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Tredegar

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Rhymney

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Rhymney line to Cardiff

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Pen y Darren

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Merthyr Tydfil

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Merthyr line to Cardiff

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Aberdare

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Merthyr line to Hirwaun

▪South Wales Main Line from Severn Tunnel Junction west to: NewportCardiff CentralBridgend; terminating at Maesteg

▪Newport north to:

• Via Welsh Marches Line to Pontypool and New Inn

• Via Ebbw Valley Railway to:

Ebbw Vale Town

Abertillery

▪Cardiff Central:

Valley Lines:

◦ Northwest to Coryton

◦ North to Pontypridd:

◦ Onwards to Treherbert

◦ Onwards to Hirwaun

◦ Onwards to Merthyr Tydfil

• South via Vale of Glamorgan Line to:

Penarth

Barry Island, then onwards via the coastal route to Bridgend

New

These routes would initially in Phase 1 be existing bus routes, and later, depending on traffic levels, would be developed as high-speed bus routes or light rail/tram-based services:

▪Cardiff Central:

• South to:

◦ Culverhouse Cross

◦ Roath Basin

▪ Cardiff:

• Cross-route east/west from Coryton to Heath, Cardiff Gate, and then south to a new station at St Mellons

▪Beddau: connecting:

• Northeast to Pontypridd

• Southeast to Cardiff Central

• Southwest via Llantrisant, Miskin/Pontyclun to Bridgend

▪Llantrisant, connecting:

• North via Porth to Maerdy

▪ Pontypridd: connecting:

• Northeast via Ystrad Mynach, Pontllanfraith, Newbridge to Pontypool

▪Pontllanfraith: new hub, connecting:

• North to Tredegar

▪ Hirwaun

• Cross route via Merthyr, Rhymney, Tredegar to Ebbw Vale

▪ Newport:

• Along the former Brecon and Merthyr Tydfil Junction Railway to Treharris, via Pye CornerMachenCaerphillyYstrad Mynach and Nelson.

References

1 ^ a b “Plans show the potential of metro network”ITV Wales. 11 October 2013. Retrieved 11 November 2013.

2 ^ “South east Wales ‘needs £2.5bn metro rail network’”BBC Wales. 1 February 2011. Retrieved 11 November 2013.

3 ^ a b “Cardiff ‘crossrail’ proposals by business lobby”BBC Wales. 31 December 2012. Retrieved 11 November 2013.

4 ^ a b Chris Kelsey (22 October 2013). “Edwina Hart gives backing to Cardiff Capital Region Metro system”South Wales Echo. Retrieved 11 November 2013.

5 ^ http://gov.wales/topics/transport/transport-for-wales/procurement/?lang=en

6 ^ http://gov.wales/docs/det/publications/160224-metro-information-brochure-en.pdf

External links

▪WG approval of Phase1

▪South Wales Metro information brochure

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