Barry railway station

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Coordinates: 51°23′48″N 3°17′05″W / 51.3968°N 3.2847°W / 51.3968; -3.2847

Barry National Rail
Welsh: Y Barri
Barry
Location
Place Barry
Local authority Vale of Glamorgan
Grid reference ST107672
Operations
Station code BRY
Managed by Arriva Trains Wales
Number of platforms 3
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  0.425 million
2005/06 Increase 0.451 million
2006/07 Increase 0.476 million
2007/08 Increase 0.500 million
2008/09 Decrease 0.480 million
2009/10 Increase 0.506 million
2010/11 Decrease 0.504 million
2011/12 Increase 0.506 million
2012/13 Increase 0.527 million
2013/14 Increase 0.559 million
History
Key dates Opened 8 February 1889 (8 February 1889)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Barry from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Barry railway station (Welsh: Y Barri) is one of three stations serving the town of Barry, Vale of Glamorgan in South Wales. It is located on the Vale of Glamorgan Line, which runs from Cardiff Central to Bridgend via Barry, Rhoose, and Llantwit Major. A short branch off this line connects Barry to Barry Island.

Passenger services are operated by Arriva Trains Wales as part of the Valley Lines network.

The station in 1962

Services[edit]

The station has a basic four trains per hour service (Mon-Sat) to Cardiff Central eastbound and three per hour to Barry Island and one per hour to Bridgend westbound. Eastbound trains usually continue beyond Cardiff Central to either Merthyr Tydfil or Aberdare (half-hourly to each).

On Sundays there are either 2 or 3 trains per hour to Cardiff Central (one each hour continuing to either Merthyr or Aberdare plus one every other hour to Rhymney), half hourly trains to Barry Island and one every two hours to Bridgend.

Services are mainly operated by Class 150 Sprinter units, as well as Class 142 Pacer units and Class 143 Pacer units, which usually operate in pairs to form a 4-car service.

Regeneration[edit]

As part of a £200m regeneration scheme to boost train capacity in Cardiff and the surrounding areas, Barry now has a third platform which is used by down trains to Barry Island only.[1] This has been achieved by relaying the track to the outer face of the Down island platform. Platform 2 is now for down trains to the Vale of Glamorgan line whereas platform 1 is for all up trains to Cardiff.

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External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Barry Docks   Arriva Trains Wales
Vale Line - Barry Island branch
  Barry Island
Arriva Trains Wales
Vale Line - main route
Rhoose
Cardiff International Airport