Transport for Wales is working closely with station adopters Cardiff Bay Rotary to improve biodiversity at Cardiff Bay station.
As part of the organisation’s Green Routes project, Cardiff Bay railway station has seen enhancements to the station environment and a boost to biodiversity in the local area. This includes replacing existing shrubs with plants for improved biodiversity and pollinators, as well as sensory plants to increase passengers’ well-being.
Dr. Louise Moon, sustainable development programme manager at Transport for Wales, said: “The role and impact our station adopters, like Cardiff Rotary Club, have had on our network are immeasurable. We’re striving to create a network that connects communities to each other, a network closer to nature and a network that delivers value to all the people of Wales and its borders.
“Thanks to the Welsh Government’s Local Places for Nature scheme and the National Lottery Heritage Fund, we’ve been able to begin placing the railway stations back into the heart of the communities they serve.”
Transport for Wales was awarded £100,000 from the Welsh Government’s Local Places for Nature scheme and the National Lottery Heritage Fund to enhance local biodiversity at and near its railway stations.
As part of the Green Routes project, they’re introducing green features at 25 stations and in five community areas. Enhancements will include planters and wildlife boxes to boost local biodiversity across the network.
Steve Jenkins, Cardiff Bay Rotary member said: “Cardiff Bay Rotary has a voluntary membership with experience in a range of occupations. Our common bond is that we wish to give something back to society and undertake humanitarian projects which benefit those in need, locally and in the wider world. We are part of an organisation of 1.2 million members in over 200 countries.
“We are proud of the community we live in and, building on the experience of other Rotary clubs in Cardiff, the importance of partnering with Transport for Wales in maintaining a great environment for visitors to Cardiff and people who live here.
“Consequently, we are delighted to have this opportunity to serve our community”