Local MP welcomes jobs boost for Pontypridd

Commenting on the announcement that the Taff Vale Site on Taff Street Pontypridd is to be the location of the new Transport for Wales authority and the operator of the Metro system, local MP, Owen Smith, said:

“This is fantastic news for Pontypridd and I want to congratulate the Welsh Labour Government and our council here in Rhondda Cynon Taff on putting together this partnership to bring new jobs to our town centre. I have long argued that the secret to revitalising our towns is to create employment opportunities within them and I am delighted that the Welsh Government is showing the way in using their power to do just that.

“The hundreds of jobs that this plan will bring to Pontypridd will increase footfall through our high street and should bring benefits for everyone who lives in our community. I hope and believe that this project, along with the redevelopment of our Lido, our rail network and our improving retail offer marks the beginning of a real renaissance for Ponty.”