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The Gallery | Cardiff station enhanced ahead of rugby world cup

The rebuilt entrance to Cardiff Central station has opened in time for the rugby world cup.

The wider entrance provides additional station capacity, allowing even more people to use the busiest station in Wales during and after the tournament. 

It also has a new ticket gate-line, ticket booking office and customer information screens.

The art-deco booking hall sign, which dates back to the early 20th century, was restored with help from the Railway Heritage Trust, and hangs in the new booking office.

The Penarth Road car park has also been reinstated to its original layout under the project, carried out by Balfour Beatty for Network Rail.

Wales ofice minister Alun Cairns said: “With the Rugby World Cup here in Cardiff, it is crucial that our rail network can manage the pressure and move thousands of people around quickly and comfortably.

“It is great to see how Network Rail’s improvements will keep Cardiff Central station functioning at maximum capacity and continue to keep up with our vibrant capital city.”

Readers' comments (2)

  • Great infrastructure delivery. Well done. Shame about lack of trains for the first game (In and Out) according to other media.

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  • Yes indeed - perhaps the TOC didn't expect anyone to go to Cardiff on the train? Miserable experience trying to get to and from Cardiff for a huge number of people.

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