Cardiff Central station gets new platform

January 9, 2017 by  

A brand new platform has now opened to the public in Print company in Cardiff printing services Cardiff Central station, with hopes that it will reduce congestion for passengers using the station.

The new platform, number eight, is set to be utilised for services running to Vale of Glamorgan, Barry Island and Penarth. A track specifically for this platform has also been added, meaning that trains will have the option of leaving the station westwards from the seventh and eighth platforms simultaneously.

While work to get the platform and track ready caused some disruption during the festive period, Network Rail stated that it had enabled them to launch on schedule. The company also thanked its passengers for the patience they had shown.

Platform eight will be deployed for services that run Monday to Saturday from 6am to 8pm, with platform seven set to be used at other times. The only exception to this will be periodic Barry Island and Penarth services that run from platforms four and three.

Network Rail Wales programme manager, Christian Irwin, told Wales Online that:

“This brand new platform is designed to ease congestion and is just one of the many elements of this highly complex project to re-model and modernise the railway in south Wales as part of our railway upgrade plan.”

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