Cardiff Airport road scheme axed
cost. Announced at the unveiling of a five-year transport plan by Deputy First
Minister Ieuan Wyn Jones, one local MP called the decision ‘economic lunacy’.
CBI Wales added that it was ‘a bad day for the economy in Wales.’
would bring the area were associated with the airport. As an alternative, he
said the assembly government would investigate a half-hourly express bus service
from Cardiff city centre to the airport, more frequent train services and improved
safety on the A4266 (Five Mile Road).
the ‘more pragmatic and sensible approach’ to enhance public transport options
between the airport and the city. A spokesman said: ‘We would encourage immediate
discussions in this regard as the relevant public transport standards need to
airport relief road was ‘economic lunacy’ and a ‘reckless decision for the Welsh