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More trains to Barry Island and Penarth


Train services in the Vale will be stepped up later this month.

Transport for Wales says it will run start running extra services to and from Barry Island and Penarth, when new timetables are introduced on 13th September.

The Wales and Borders rail operator is asking customers to plan ahead and check their journey details.

Colin Lea, TFW's planning and performance director, said: ''To introduce more services through our network, we’ve needed to make some adjustments to our timetable.''

''This means it’s really important for customers to check their journey details ahead of travelling. We’re expecting more people to use our services, so our Capacity Checker tool will be really useful for customers to travel when services are quieter.''

The timetable changes include:

  • An increase to three Barry Island services per hour and an increase to four Penarth services every hour.
  • An increase to two services per hour on the City Line and the Coryton Line - but there'll be just two direct services between Radyr and Coryton on weekdays, due to restoration work on a railway bridge.
  • The 0807 service from Cardiff Queen Street to Cardiff Bay - and the 0814 return service - will run as a rail replacement bus service on weekdays.
  • Direct services between Holyhead and Cardiff will resume, increasing services along the Welsh Marches between Cardiff and Shrewsbury.

In addition, TFW is still reminding passengers to wear face coverings on its trains, unless exempt, to comply with Welsh COVID rules. They must also be worn at enclosed railway stations.

Colin Lea added: ''Since the easing of restrictions, we’re really pleased to have welcomed back many customers.''

''Travelling by public transport is better for the environment, and many people have been isolated for a long time. We’re delighted that many people are coming back to more sustainable travel options.''

The new timetables are due to run until Saturday 11th December.

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