• Improving the Cardiff & Valleys Rail Network

    Artists Impression of Cardiff Queen St IMG 

    An Artist's impression of Cardiff Queen Street station 

    Over the last two years, work has been taking place at Cardiff Central and Cardiff Queen Street stations, improving the entrances and building new platforms.

    Additionally, track and signalling work is also being undertaken to 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.

    The project includes:

    • 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 (completed December 2014)
    • an additional platform at Barry station (completed September 2014)
    • 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 (completed December 2014)


       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 in 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.