Thursday, December 14, 2006

New plan to destroy Cardiff City Centre

New plan is set to transform travel to the Bay
Dec 12 2006 Phillip Nifield, South Wales Echo

Will it be the same planners who designed this ugly car/lorry link?

Cardiff is drawing up plans for futuristic new transport links with Cardiff Bay.
Proposals have been invited for a transport system to link the city centre, Cardiff Bay and the international sports village. ....See the rail link between the city centre and Cardiff Bay demolished - flattening the 'eyesore' embankment between Butetown and Cardiff Bay.

Says who? Would this be improved by more 'luxury flats' and dull badly designed offices.

The removal of the line would not only allow the removal of the railway embankment and the Herbert Street bridge and create a huge area for development, but also dramatically improve the link between the city centre and Cardiff Bay.

Cardiff-based Plaid AM Owen John Thomas has already come out against the line's removal, branding the moves short sighted and ill-conceived.
He said: 'It is widely acknowledged by those travelling to Cardiff Bay that the existing rail service is by far the quickest and most efficient means of transport.
'It would be foolhardy to remove the track, embankment and bridge before having a detailed plan for a new service that would be an all-round improvement.'