South East Wales

Cardiff city centre travel information points open

Cardiff bus station
Image caption Live departure boards are also available at key buildings around the city, including tourist centres

New travel information points are being installed in Cardiff to help people get around the city centre more quickly.

The first of five touch screens has been located at Queen Street at the junction with Park Place.

Others will follow at St Mary Street and The Hayes.

The screens will provide information on latest public transport, cycle-friendly areas, park and ride bus stops, and taxi ranks along with help for people with mobility problems.

The screens, known as Smart Travel Information Points, have been installed in joint project by Cardiff Council and the Welsh government.

Live travel departure news is fed from bus and rail operators.

Travellers with smart phones can also scan Quick Response (QR) codes to access latest information from Traveline Cymru, Arriva Trains Wales and to the Keeping Cardiff Moving website which provides travel options around Cardiff.

Projects leader said the screens complement newly installed live bus and rail departure boards at a number of locations in the city, including the Tourist information Centre, the Welsh government building in Cathays Park, County Hall and Central Station.

"By providing the individual with a realistic alternative option to the car and changing people's attitude towards transport we can achieve our aim of developing a truly sustainable transport system in Wales," said Transport Minister Carl Sargeant.

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