• Improving the Cardiff & Valleys Rail Network

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    An Artist's impression of Cardiff Queen Street station 

    You will soon see work happening at Cardiff Central and Cardiff Queen Street stations, improving the entrances and the addition of new platforms.

    This work will also improve reliability and capacity on the Cardiff and Valleys rail network. The £220 million project is jointly funded by Network Rail and the Welsh Government. This will include;

    • a new platform at Cardiff Central
    • a new south-side entrance at Cardiff Central with lifts to the new platform
    • New platforms and entrance at Cardiff Queen Street station
    • an additional platform at Barry station
    • improved infrastructure on the Rhymney Valley line at Caerphilly and Tir-Phil
    • improved infrastructure at Cogan
    • line-speed improvements on the City Line
    • a new platform at Pontypridd

      An Artist's impression of the new rear entrance for Cardiff Central station  

    An Artist's impression of the new rear entrance for Cardiff Central station 

    The project, scheduled to be completed by 2015, will ‘future proof’ the railway by increasing capacity for potential future passenger services. It will also provide a more robust and flexible infrastructure in order to maintain and improve train reliability and punctuality.

    For free email alerts to keep you up to date and to let you know of any service alterations relating to the project, please visit www.arrivatrainswales.co.uk/EngineeringWorksAlerts. 

    For further information on this project, visit Network Rail's website.


    Renumbering of platforms at Cardiff Queen Street station 1st July 2013

    Arriva Trains Wales is advising passengers that there will be changes to platform numbers at Cardiff Queen St station from 1st July 2013. This is in preparation for the 2 new platforms currently under construction at Cardiff Queen Street station.

    The renumbering will be as follows:
    From the 1st July :

    • Current Platform 1 will become platform 4 (for services towards Pontypridd, Caerphilly, Treherbert, Merthyr, Aberdare)
    • Current platform 2 will become Platform 3 (Services towards Barry, Penarth, Radyr (via the City Line) and Vale of Glamorgan)
    • Current platform 3 will become Platform 2 (Services to Cardiff Bay) 

    Temporary change to Cardiff Queen Street Station Ticket Office

    The ticket office will be temporarily relocated to the outside of the station building from 19 May 2013 until further notice. New ticket vending machines will also be available from 19 May. The temporary ticket office will not open until 10am on 19 May so please ensure you purchase rail tickets in advance from our website www.buytickets.arrivatrainswales.co.uk or at your local staff station. Please remember, to travel on a train you must buy a ticket at the first available opportunity.

    Temporary changes to Caerphilly Station Car Park 

    As part of the £220 million Network Rail delivered scheme to improve the railway infrastructure in the Caerphilly area, there will be a requirement to temporarily reduce the capacity of the railway station car park facilities by 21 spaces. Disabled persons parking spaces will be unaffected by the works taking place.

    The changes will be place from 27/04/2013 and are expected to last until Autumn 2013.

    Arriva Trains Wales and Network Rail would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused as a result of this work taking place. 


    Temporary changes to Cardiff Central Station Car Park 

    As part of the work, there will be a requirement to temporarily reduce the number of spaces at the Penarth Road car park at Cardiff Central from 17/02/2013 onwards. This will have no impact on the number of available fully accessible parking spaces. 

     Cardiff Central Carpark IMG 

    Please allow additional time for your journey if utilising the Penarth Road car park facilities at Cardiff Central.  

    Please see details below of additional car parking facilities at Cardiff Central Station and also nearby: 
    Saunders Road Car Park
    Station Approach
    Saunders Road
    CF10 1 RH 

    Riverside Car Park
    Located off Wood Street, directly opposite the Millennium Stadium and VUE cinema complex.
    Wood Street NCP Car Park
    Great Western Lane
    CF10 1EN 

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