Revamp creates platform for trains
8:01am Thursday 12th September 2013 in News
WORK is soon to begin on resurrecting a Barry train station platform as part of a congestion-busting scheme.
Network Rail will begin infrastructure improvement works at Barry station as part a wider plan for a modern, bigger and better railway for South Wales.
The disused platform 3 will be brought back into use to allow more trains to serve the Barry to Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan lines.
A new back platform loop of track will also be installed, dedicated to the Barry Island service.
It is hoped the scheme will improve reliability and will help ease congestion on the lines.
Additional platforms will be installed at Cardiff Central, Queen Street, Caerphilly and Pontypridd stations.
The £220m congestion busting scheme is due for completion in 2015.
The Welsh Government has provided £17m funding.
The Barry project will be completed in early 2014, with the station remaining open during construction.
For information visit the Network Rail website or call Network Rail's 24-Hour National Helpline on 08457 11 41 41.