Merthyr Tydfil bus station

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Merthyr Tydfil
Merthyr Tydfil Bus Station - geograph.org.uk - 1826268.jpg
LocationMerthyr Tydfil
Coordinates51°44′46″N 3°22′48″W / 51.746°N 3.380°W / 51.746; -3.380Coordinates: 51°44′46″N 3°22′48″W / 51.746°N 3.380°W / 51.746; -3.380
Bus stands16
Bus operatorsStagecoach South Wales, NAT Group, First Call Travel, Globe Coaches
ConnectionsMerthyr Tydfil railway station

Merthyr Tydfil bus station is the bus station that serves the town of Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales.

The original bus station dates from the 1960s, designed with two curving sections to give direct access to the adjacent modern shopping centre development.[1]

There are 16 stands and the main operator at the station is Stagecoach South Wales. NAT Group, First Call Travel and Globe Coaches also run services from Merthyr Tydfil bus station.

In 2014 proposals were put forward for an alternative site to the south of the town centre at Swan Street, closer to the railway station. The town council described the design of the old site as problematic and "a location of high levels of anti-social behaviour and crime".[2] In January 2015 the old police station at Swan Street was demolished and in August the plans for the new bus station on the site were released. Construction of the new bus station was dependent on funding from the Welsh Government.[3] Construction is now set to start at some point in 2019 as the Welsh Government has commited the funding.[4]

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  1. ^ Merthyr Tydfil Bus Station, Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales. Retrieved 13 March 2017.
  2. ^ Nick Machin (23 July 2014) "Merthyr Tydfil's bus station is on the move", Wales Online. Retrieved 13 March 2017.
  3. ^ Katie Sands (6 August 2015) "Here's what Merthyr Tydfil's brand new bus station will look like", Wales Online. Retrieved 13 March 2017.
  4. ^ Anthony Lewis (19 February 2019) "New Merthyr Tydfil bus station construction to start this year", Wales Online. Retrieved 24 February 2019.