Commenting on the news that Cardiff’s new bus station may not be operational until late 2020, Councillor Rodney Berman, Liberal Democrat spokesperson for Investment & Development on Cardiff Council, said:
“It is shocking to learn that Cardiff’s proposed new bus station may only be operational by late 2020.
“The Labour Party fought the 2012 local election in Cardiff calling for the delivery of a new bus station to be accelerated and has run Cardiff Council ever since. Ahead of that election, the previous Liberal Democrat-led administration had firm plans in place for the new bus station, with funding secured and allocated.
“Whilst the process for securing the site still had to be completed at that stage, the fact the project has subsequently been so delayed whilst the council has been under Labour control is nothing short of a travesty of incompetence.
“It is hard to understand how an eight-year wait for a new bus station to be up and running can be seen as speeding up its delivery. Labour has clearly failed to deliver on its promise and, in doing so, has badly let Cardiff down.”