NETWORK Rail engineers are working to solve flooding issues at Barry’s main railway station after residents raised concerns.

One resident Mark Vockins described the water-filled car park as “Barry’s newest swimming pool” with another resident describing the difficulties people faced when visiting the area outside the Broad Street-based station.

Resident, Caryn Williams said: “This seems to be a daily occurrence where the area is so flooded.

“In order to get to the station after driving through the flood and parking, travellers are forced to climb up on a ledge and cling on to the railings as the ledge is very slippery in parts.

“Obviously, the elderly and less able travellers would not be able to do this so are unable to park and ride at the station.

“The flooding is quite a few inches deep in parts so wading is not an option.”

Network Rail own the land, but lease it to Arriva.

Structural issues such as such as underground drainage work are its, but the day-to-day maintenance falls to Arriva.

A Network Rail spokeswoman said: “We’d like to apologise for the recent flooding at Barry station and the disruption this has caused.

“We have undertaken inspections into the drainage here and our engineers are currently developing a solution to the flooding problem which involves re-routing the drainage system.

“We will work closely with Arriva Trains Wales to keep disruption to a minimum and keep passengers informed of any work that needs to take place.”