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Improving access at Barry station

We are upgrading Barry station with a brand-new footbridge and lifts.

The improvements at Barry station are funded by the Department for Transport and Welsh Government through the Access for All programme.  

The £3.3m project will mean platforms 2 and 3 at Barry will be fully accessible for the first time. Accessibility benefits everyone. It also promotes the use of the rail network and allows for fewer car journeys, less congestion and carbon emissions.

We have already carried out some work at the station, installing tactile paving on platforms and widening platform 2 as part of the re-opening of platform 3.

The work leads on from the recently completed Access for All scheme at Cadoxton station and takes the network one step closer to a fully accessible line between Barry Island and Cardiff Central. 

Barry station platforms
Barry station platform ahead of AfA work, July 2021

When will the work take place?

We will be setting up our site compound from 29 July. As part of our work, we will be fencing off an area of the car park to store materials and machinery. We are sorry for any disruption this may cause. We will be working on site for the rest of 2021 and hope to complete the project by summer 2022. The station will remain open to passengers during construction.

Want to find out more?

Passengers and members of the local community who want to find out more about the project are invited to join a drop-in session at Barry station, CF62 7AE, on Tuesday 20 July between 15:00 and 18:30. The Network Rail project team and contractors Centregreat will be on hand to answer questions. No appointment is necessary. We will be taking all necessary precautions to keep each other safe at the event and prevent the spread of Covid-19 by working within current Government guidelines. 

Contact us

For any comments or questions regarding the project, please contact our 24-hr national helpline on 03457 11 41 41 or email us at

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