Council launches consultation on proposed improvements around Barry Docks Railway Station
The Vale of Glamorgan Council are seeking your views on possible changes in the vicinity of Barry Docks Railway Station.
Plans and proposals have been developed for a transport interchange which include establishing a bus and taxi interchange to enhance access to the railway station.
The aim of the proposed Barry Docks Transport Interchange is to enhance station access and facilities to accommodate additional passengers, using additional trains, which will stop at Barry Docks Station from 2023 onwards.
As part of the final stages of the appraisal under the Weltag system, the Council will commence a consultation exercise from today which will seek the views of the public both on the preferred proposals and the phasing of the work.
The consultation seeks to establish substantive evidence regarding demand for these improvements. If there is support for the preferred option, detailed design and procurement of works will be undertaken.
Funding has been agreed, in principle, as part of the regional Metro Plus programme.
Cllr Peter King, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhood Services and Transport said of the proposals:
“The Council is seeking the views of the local community on proposals to improve public transport infrastructure around Barry Docks Railway Station.
“Not only will the proposed transport interchange enhance station access, but the proposals also include: electric vehicle charging infrastructure; improvements to the existing pedestrian and cycle route to the Station from Dock View Road; additional cycle parking and improvements to signage, the existing subway, lighting and seating around the station.
“Our commitment to reducing carbon emissions in the Vale of Glamorgan can only be realised if we invest in greener transport links, such as these.”
More information on these proposals and how to respond to the consultation can be found on the Council’s website at: www.valeofglamorgan.gov.uk/BarryDocksTransportInterchange