Barry railway station
|Welsh: Y Barri|
|Local authority||Vale of Glamorgan|
|Managed by||Arriva Trains Wales|
|Number of platforms||3|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Key dates||Opened 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 and Road 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.
Although Barry station was the terminus of the original Barry Railway, it was not among the first stations to open. The first passenger services ran between Cogan and Barry Docks starting on 20 December 1888 along the line known as the Cogan branch; the main line ran from Barry to Trehafod in the Rhondda. The extension of services to Barry did not happen until 8 February 1889. It remained a terminus for Cardiff services until the Barry Railway became a constituent member of the Great Western Railway in 1922. However the line was extended to Barry Island on 3 August 1896 and a good proportion of the passenger trains terminated there. Barry was also the terminus of the Vale of Glamorgan Railway which opened on 1 December 1897 though was operated by the Barry Railway. Trains ran from Bridgend where the Barry Railway had its own platform and passengers wishing to travel to Cardiff had to change trains at Barry.
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.
As part of a £200m regeneration scheme to boost train capacity in Cardiff and the surrounding areas, Barry now has a third platform (Platform 3) which is used by down trains to Barry Island only. 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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|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Barry Docks||Arriva Trains Wales
Vale Line - Barry Island branch
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Vale Line - main route
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