Severn Tunnel Junction station

Transport for Wales launch public consultation on sustainability projects

Transport for Wales (TfW) is asking members of the public to share their views on projects to upgrade travel links.

The proposed improvements include an upgrade to travel links between Cardiff and Newport and improved access to Severn Tunnel Junction railway station.

The proposals build on key recommendations from the South East Wales Transport Commission (SEWTC).

These recommendations were overseen the TfW led Burns Delivery Unit in partnership with the Welsh Government and local authorities in Cardiff, Monmouthshire and Newport.

The unit aims to develop a sustainable transport network which will make sustainable modes of transport an easier option for people in South East Wales.

The Severn Tunnel Junction railway station consultation invites the public to provide feedback on how to make access to the rail network easier.

In 2019 the SEWTC chaired by Lord Burns looked at sustainable way to combat congestion on the M4.

The SEWTC discovered that many people do not have good sustainable travel alternatives and therefore needed to use the motorway.

The Burns Delivery Unit oversees the 58 recommendations published by the SEWTC in November 2020 with focus on helping people make sustainable travel choices.

Professor Simon Gibson, Chair of the Burns Delivery Board appointed to deliver the Lord Burns recommendations commented on the public consultation set to take place.

Prof Gibson said: “Collectively, we are working towards an accessible, sustainable, and efficient transport system across South East Wales that contributes to the wellbeing of future generations.

“People’s views will help move us forward with creating the network on the ground.”

The consultations are set to start 1st February and will stay open until March 11th 2022.

Further information and access to the consultation questionnaire can be found here.


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