The Porth Transport Hub project is located in the heart of Porth’s town centre has delivered a fully integrated bus and rail interchange, alongside a range of additional features, designed to provide seamless travel across bus and rail.
The contract was delivered in partnership with our client Rhondda Cynon Taf Council and their lead design and consultancy team, Capita Redstart. In addition to improving links between the railway and the bus network, a taxi rank and cycle stores have been integrated into the build to better facilitate passenger travel from the hub irrespective of their means of transport.
With a curved concourse ceiling and soffits on the station’s exterior and platforms, the soffits double as temporary overhead cover for when the weather takes a turn.
One of the biggest aspects of the project is the Station Quarter, a new space for passengers to feel comfortable and relaxed while they wait for their train or arrange other transport. Specialised Changing Places WC facilities have also been provided to ensure the building is as inclusive as possible.
The project will make a huge difference to the efficiency of public transport in Porth, which is strategically situated as a gateway to both the Rhondda Fach and Fawr. It has been built in advance of high frequency fast trains, which will run four times an hour in Porth via the South Wales Metro from 2024.