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Our Railway's Future
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Reducing track noise
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Global System for Mobile Communications-Railway
Upgrading stations in South Wales
East West Rail
Western Rail Link to Heathrow
Southampton to Nuneaton freight upgrade
Modernising the South Wales railway
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Birmingham New Street station
Gogar rail interchange
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North Lincolnshire resignalling
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King's Cross station
Tinsley Chord Tram Train
West Coast Main Line
East Coast Main Line
Lincoln level crossings
Midland Main Line
Nuneaton north chord
Redditch branch line
Manchester to Preston electrification
The multimillion-pound scheme to modernise the south Wales railway includes upgrading seven key stations on the route
As part of modernising the railway in south Wales, we’ve added or extended platforms at Cardiff Central, Cardiff Queen Street, Tir-Phil, Barry, Caerphilly and Pontypridd, and built a new station at Energlyn.
We have also built a new entrance building at the back of Cardiff Central station, which was opened in September 2015.
Having more platforms at key stations will allow more trains to run, while longer platforms provide room for extra carriages at peak times. This will create the extra capacity needed for the rapidly growing number of people commuting to Cardiff by rail. The improvements will add hundreds of seats to services during the morning and evening rush hours.
The funding for this scheme includes £17m from the Welsh Government.
Wales' two busiest stations – Cardiff Central and Queen Street – cater for almost 12.5m passengers a year. This is 67 per cent of the total number of passengers using the valleys railway.
Improvements we’ve made include:
The new £5.2m station at Energlyn, near Caerphilly, opened in December 2013. Built with funding from the Welsh Government, the new station gives direct access to and from Cardiff to passengers using Energlyn and Churchill Park stations.
Upgrading signalling is another important aspect of modernising the south Wales railway. We’re installing new signalling technology throughout the route. This will help to give passengers quicker, more reliable journeys – particularly after the route has also been electrified.
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We'll deliver improved stations with better accessibility – an essential component of a modern, fit-for-purpose railway.
Additional platforms at a number of stations across the south Wales railway will accommodate more trains.
Artist's impression of Cardiff Central station
Artist's impression of Queen Street station
Computer generated image of Energlyn station
Platform being installed at Energlyn station
New platform and passing loop at Tir-Phil
Computer generated image of Everglyn station after completion
Caerphilly station after completion
Edwina Hart AM, Minister for Transport, offically opens Energlyn & Churchill Park station, 16 December 2013
Jane Hutt AM and Cllr Lis Burnett visit Barry station works