Brynmawr Bus Station
The area surrounding Brynmawr Bus Station had been the focus of a facilities audit, commissioned by Blaenau Gwent Council.
The audit looked at a number of issues in relation to the current layout of the bus station and poor existing access to the town centre.
- Site Clearance
- Pavement Construction
- Statutory Undertakers Apparatus Diversions
- Street Lighting and Signage
Funds from South East Wales Transportation Alliance were granted and enabled improvement works to be undertaken resulting in a change from an entry/exit on the eastern edge of the site to an entry from the east, Catholic Road and exit to the west, Market Square.
Commencing in October 2013 the 22 week programme was planned and phased to ensure that minimal disruption was caused to the existing bus station which remained operational throughout. A Community Engagement Plan was developed to ensure local businesses remained unaffected throughout the construction period.
Works included the removal of the existing surface and relaying 1,500m2 of concrete pavers, 1,000m2 of fuel resistant road surfacing, extensive kerbing and linear drainage work and the installation of an ANPR Bollard system which recognises the registration plates of buses to allow access and was integrated with the new traffic lights and CCTV cameras. Works also included the installation of four stainless steel bus shelters, over 100 fixed bollards, cycle-stands, flowerbeds and street furniture.
The improvement work has made the bus station a safer, more attractive and inviting area for commuters and the wider community promoting sustainable means of public transport.