City Link Road

The City Link Road, which opened in December 2017, links Hereford rail station to Edgar Street providing an alternative route for traffic and allowing opportunities for development, helping make Hereford a more attractive place to live, work and visit.

People arriving in Hereford by bus or train who wish to visit the city centre are likely to walk or cycle from the station along Commercial Road, Blueschool Street and Newmarket Street. The refurbishment of these areas will make this short journey into Hereford city centre more pleasurable. A proposed new transport hub will make it easier for visitors and residents to use buses and trains for their onward journey across the county and beyond.

New health facilities at a GP Hub are already being developed, and there are proposals for new purpose-built student accommodation supporting the established Hereford College of Arts, and the new NMiTE University, helping attract talented young people to study and work in the county.

The city link road was built as part of the 'Hereford city centre transport package' with funding provided by Herefordshire Council (£24.651 million) and Marches Local Enterprise Partnership (£16 million).