Tuesday 30 Apr 2019
Network Rail invites Cadoxton residents to ‘drop-in’ to find out more about upcoming station access improvement scheme
Users of Cadoxton station in the Vale of Glamorgan will benefit from an access improvement scheme.
Funded by the Department for Transport and Welsh Government, this £3m Access for All investment will include the installation of a new stepped-footbridge with two lifts. For the first time, a fully accessible route will be available from the station entrance to platform two for Barry-bound trains, allowing all users to make full use of the station.
Residents are invited to ‘drop-in’ to find out more about the access improvement scheme. The drop-in event will take place in Cadoxton Primary School, Victoria Park Road, Barry on Thursday 2 May between 3pm and 6:30pm. Members of the Network Rail project team will be on hand to answer any questions at the event.
Network Rail will be setting up its site compound at the end of May and will be working throughout 2019.
The station will remain open to passengers during construction and the majority of work will be completed during normal working hours on weekdays. However, some night-time and weekend work will be carried out.
Bill Kelly, route managing director, for Network Rail in Wales and Borders, said: “We thank the local community for their patience while we carry out this improvement scheme. Step-free access will not only benefit those with reduced mobility, but also passengers with children or heavy luggage.
“We will be working closely with our partners to minimise disruption and would encourage anyone wishing to find out more about this work to come along to the drop-in.”
Colin Lea, commercial and customer experience director, for Transport for Wales Rail Services, said: “It’s fantastic to see Cadoxton being made completely step free for our customers and this will make travel much more accessible for people in the area.
“This is a major investment delivered by our partners in Network Rail and it is important that regular users of the station understand the impact of the work.
“Moving forward we will be making 99 per cent of journeys on the Valleys network step free during this franchise as we look to build a truly accessible railway.”
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