The controversial scheme to run a diesel bus service from Penarth across the Cardiff Bay Barrage has been given fresh impetus.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council is to “Further the feasibility study to get buses over the Cardiff Bay Barrage” in collaboration with Cardiff Council.
Green campaigners say that running a diesel bus across the Barrage – a route currently used only by cyclists and walkers – makes a complete farce of the council’s much trumpeted “green” credentials
Fresh studies are also to be undertaken of a “Cosmeston Park and Ride Facility” which would enable motorists to park their cars at the Cosmeston Country Park and travel into Penarth and Cardiff by bus
It’s envisaged that Section 106 money [ cash extracted from housing developers in “mitigation” of the damage being done by their schemes to local communities] – will be used to develop the proposed new bus services.
The council’s study will also “Consider the provision of weekend and bank holiday
bus service for Penarth and undertake a review of its success.” [ It was revealed last month that no passengers at all alighted or boarded a bus at Cosmeston Country Park and the service was a complete waste of taxpayers’ money.]