Work on Cardiff’s new station to start in December


Transport for Wales (TfW) has confirmed plans to build a new twin-platform station north of Butetown, in the biggest public transport upgrade in the area for a generation.

The existing Cardiff Bay station will also benefit from a second platform, as well as new signage, customer information screens and other improvements. All station signage improvements will be bilingual and have been developed using TfW’s station brand toolkit.

The installation of a new track will allow faster and more frequent services using brand new tram-trains, with a new timetable which will be in place from spring 2024.

James Price, Managing Director of Transport for Wales, said: “The Bay Line transformation project is an important part of South Wales Underground and we are delighted to be able to start work on the brand new Butetown station. before the end of the year.

“From 2024, we will provide a smoother, greener and more modern public transport service which will open up a range of opportunities for people living in Butetown and the wider Cardiff Bay area.

“We want to work collaboratively with local residents through workshops and drop-in sessions and are proud to sponsor this year’s Butetown Carnival where people can get more information and ask questions. on the transformation of Bay Line.

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Previous initial plans for Bay Line improvements included an underground station in Loudoun Square and a short extension to The Flourish, which were revised in late 2020.

A review in early 2021 concluded that having a station located further north of Loudoun Square would provide better access to the wider Butetown community and allow east-west passage to Loudoun Square, while keeping the Cardiff Bay station would provide better access to local amenities.

These plans must accommodate the larger collaborative vision, including a new station on Pierhead Street and the option of further line extensions. TfW will engage with the public later in the year on line extension options to Cardiff Central and east to Newport Road.

Cardiff Bay residents living near the railway line have been contacted with details of the work, which will begin in the autumn with the construction of a building complex on Lloyd George Avenue. TfW will set up a construction complex on the wayside of Lloyd George Avenue to help manage our work, store materials and provide welfare facilities for workers

Construction work on the new Butetown station will begin from December this year, with upgrades to Cardiff Bay station during this time.

Cardiff Bay station will remain open to passengers during the works.

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