Port Talbot train station to get £9.5million makeover
PORT Talbot's parkway railway station is to get a £9.5million makeover thanks to a Welsh Government grant, an AM said today.
Community leaders welcomed the announcement which is part of a larger £40million Wales Station Improvement Programme confirmed by Transport Minister Carl Sargeant today.
Other stations to benefit from the programme include Pontypridd, Rhyl, Ystrad Mynach and Aberystwyth.
Mr Sargeant said: "Developing a truly sustainable transport network in Wales is vital if we are to further encourage the public to use rail more frequently.
"By developing train stations that are cleaner, more accessible and safer we will encourage more people to consider taking the train over the car."
The move was welcomed by Aberavon AM, David Rees, who said: "For the last year I have been lobbying the Welsh Government for a modern railway station with facilities for all groups and I'm delighted that the people of Port Talbot will finally have a station that they can enjoy and be proud of."