Barry Docks railway station

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Coordinates: 51°24′09″N 3°15′41″W / 51.4024°N 3.2615°W / 51.4024; -3.2615

Barry Docks National Rail
Welsh: Dociau'r Barri
Barry Docks railway station 1.jpg
Location
PlaceBarry
Local authorityVale of Glamorgan
Grid referenceST123677
Operations
Station codeBYD
Managed byTransport for Wales
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryF2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 0.204 million
2014/15Increase 0.205 million
2015/16Increase 0.216 million
2016/17Increase 0.224 million
2017/18Increase 0.246 million
History
Key datesOpened 20 December 1888 (20 December 1888)
National RailUK railway stations
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Barry Docks from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Barry Docks Railway Station is one of three railway stations serving the town of Barry, South Wales.

More centrally located than Barry station, it is located on the Cardiff Central - Barry Island branch, 7 miles (11 km) south of Cardiff Central and just over 1 mile (1.6 km) north of Barry station and junction for the Vale of Glamorgan branch to Bridgend via Rhoose Cardiff International Airport station and Llantwit Major station.

It was built after the Barry Railway Company was incorporated by Act of Parliament on 14 August 1884, for the construction of the Barry Docks. The company also ran Paddle Steamers from Barry Pier 2.5 miles (4.0 km) rail miles beyond, to places across the Bristol Channel, but eventually sold out to the Bristol company of P & A Campbell.

Rail passenger services are operated by Transport for Wales as part of the Valley Lines network.

The station in 1962

Services[edit]

Monday to Saturday daytimes there is a 15-minute frequency northbound to Cardiff Central and beyond (alternately to Merthyr Tydfil & Aberdare). Southbound, there are 3 trains per hour to Barry Island and an hourly service to Bridgend via Rhoose.[1] Eastbound services connect at Cardiff Central for other valley lines termini, e.g. Rhymney, Treherbert and Ebbw Vale town and also the shorter City Line trains that run between Radyr and Coryton and of course, the South Wales main line eastbound. The westbound Vale of Glamorgan branch to Bridgend gives a connection to the South Wales main line or the Llynfi branch to Maesteg and also run through to Aberdare or Merthyr to and from Bridgend.

Evenings and Sundays there is a generally a half-hourly service to Cardiff Central. Evenings there is an hourly service southbound to Barry Island and Bridgend whilst on Sundays half-hourly to Barry Island and every two hours to Bridgend.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Table 130 National Rail timetable, May 2017

External links[edit]

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