Rhondda Cynon Taf Council in the UK announced that the work to build the Porth Transport Hub will commence shortly.

The new integrated bus and rail interchange will be constructed at the existing railway station of the town.

The project will include a modern transport hub at the heart of the Town Centre to provide seamless travel access across rail and bus.

It will also include a taxi rank, EV charging points, local Active Travel network upgrades as well as cycle stores.

Construction company Encon Construction has been appointed as the contractor to deliver the project.

Recently, the UK Government has awarded £3.5m to the Rhondda Cynon Taf Council for the development of the Porth Transport Hub.

Construction work on the new transport hub is scheduled to be completed in the next year spring.

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council Enterprise, Development and Housing cabinet member Robert Bevan said: “The transport hub is the central project for the wider Porth Regeneration Strategy. It will use the town’s position as a gateway to the Rhondda Fach and Rhondda Fawr, while also taking advantage of the increased frequency of train services which will be delivered by the South Wales Metro from 2024.

“By bringing together rail and bus services, an improved public transport provision will help residents access local services, employment and housing functions.”

In November last year, Persimmon Homes resubmitted plans for a new primary school in Llanilid in Rhondda Cynon Taf, Wales in UK.

The new school is intended to serve the future Llanilid housing development. The company is working with the Rhondda-Cynon-Taf County Borough Council for the development of the school.


Illustration of the new Porth Transport Hub in Rhondda Cynon Taf, Wales, UK. Credit: Rhondda Cynon Taf Council.