New Machynlleth bus facilities discussed by County Council

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The new bus station could be built on the site of Lloyd’s Doll Street depot. The firm also parks vehicles at the nearby Dyfi Eco Park

Plans to create a five-bay bus interchange in Machynlleth and to move an existing bus depot on to flood plain land are being discussed by Powys County Council.

The council said it had received funding from the regional transport consortium to investigate the feasibility of creating five new bus bays on the site of the Lloyds Coaches depot on Doll Street, across the road from the railway station. Of interest to bus historians, the site is the former Crosville depot which has been heavily rebuilt by Lloyds over recent years.

The Cambrian News reported the existing depot would be moved to an undisclosed patch of flood plain ground, which initial purchase price valuations put at around £52,000.

Richard Jones, General Manager at Lloyds Coaches, said: “The provision of a new integrated transport interchange at Machynlleth will provide for an important strategic transport hub which will complement Lloyds Coaches’ recent and substantial investment in new vehicles, as well as the new strategic bus network we have launched in April of this year linking Dolgellau, Tywyn, Newtown and Aberystwyth.”

A Powys County Council spokesman said: “Should a scheme reach the stage when a planning application is required, this would involve additional consultation with neighbouring residents, businesses, road and rail authorities, the Environment Agency and Machynlleth Town Council.”