Barry Docks railway station
|Welsh: Dociau'r Barri|
|Local authority||Vale of Glamorgan|
|Managed by||Transport for Wales|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections|
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Key dates||Opened 20 December 1888|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* 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.|
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.
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. 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.
- Table 130 National Rail timetable, May 2017
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Cadoxton||Transport for Wales