Local Assembly Member for Monmouth, Nick Ramsay, has today written to Ken Skates AM, Minister for Economy & Transport in the Welsh Government, calling for action resolving the continuing delay over relocating the former bus stop in Frogmore street, Abergavenny that was moved when the road layout opposite Tesco’s was redesigned and repaved.
Many Abergavenny residents have been complaining about the delay in finding a new home for the bus stop that was used by people returning home with their shopping after visiting the town centre. An unofficial bus stop has sprung up on the A40 close to Robert Price Builders’ Merchants as passengers are often unable to walk to the nearest official bus stop located in Lion Street.
Speaking today Nick said: “ This situation has gone on too long. I’m aware from my contact with Monmouthshire County Council that a number of site meetings have been held with officials from Welsh Government, and that there have been problems finding a suitable safe alternative site for the bus stop, but this continuing delay is totally unacceptable.
“ We’re supposed to be encouraging the public to use public transport, but inconveniencing often elderly and infirm passengers in this way is far from helpful.
“ I hope the Minister will take steps to bring this matter to a satisfactory conclusion for passengers at the earliest opportunity and before they have to face another winter without a suitable location for the replacement bus stop.”