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;
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.
Arriva Trains Wales is advising passengers that there will be changes to services on Sunday 26th May due to Network Rail major improvement works taking place between Cardiff, Newport and Ebbw Vale. This program of works will improve the track allowing Arriva Trains Wales to further enhance services.
A number of changes to trains will take place as follows and alternative transport will be provided.
First Great Western services will also be affected. Please visit www.firstgreatwestern.co.uk/Train-times-and-tickets/Train-times/Planned-changes for details about their services.
Cross Country services will terminate/start in Newport. Please visit www.crosscountrytrains.co.uk/travel-updates/planned-timetable-changes for details about their services.
Early warnings of any disruption and real-time train service information is now also available via ‘Journey Check’, available for PC, tablet, Smartphone and iPhone app. Visit www.journeycheck.com/arrivatrainswales.
Arriva Trains Wales would like to thank passengers for their patience whilst these improvement works take place.
We regret that dogs (except guide dogs), cycles, prams and large items of luggage cannot be carried on replacement bus services.
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.
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 take place on the night of 27/04/2013 into 28/04/2013 and are expected to last until 31/07/2013.
Arriva Trains Wales and Network Rail would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused as a result of this work taking place.
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.
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
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