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
Place Barry
Local authority Vale of Glamorgan
Grid reference ST123677
Operations
Station code BYD
Managed by Arriva Trains Wales
Number of platforms 2
DfT category F2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 0.176 million
2012/13 Increase 0.191 million
2013/14 Increase 0.204 million
2014/15 Increase 0.205 million
2015/16 Increase 0.216 million
History
Key dates Opened 20 December 1888 (20 December 1888)
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* 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.
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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 Vale of Glamorgan Line from 7 miles (11 km) south of Cardiff Central towards Bridgend (via Barry and Rhoose) and Barry Island.

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 the nearby pier to places across the Bristol Channel, but eventually sold out to the Bristol company of P & A Campbell.

Rail passenger services are operated by Arriva Trains 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]

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 2016

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail Following station
Cadoxton   Arriva Trains Wales
Vale Line
  Barry