Llandaff and Radyr Stations Set For Facelift

Cardiff train

Cardiff train

Llandaff and Radyr railway stations are set to receive a facelift following the announcement that a £12m improvement scheme.

Five stations across Wales have been earmarked for the scheme, Llandaff and Radyr in Cardiff benefiting along with at Machynlleth in Powys, Chirk near Wrexham, and Ystrad Mynach.

The £12m will be used to create step and obstacle-free routes to platforms as well as station entrances via new footbridges, lifts and ramps.

Transport Minister Edwina Hart said: “This scheme will greatly improve access to a number of stations and ensure more people can use the train.

“Public transport is a vital way for many people, including some of the most vulnerable in our society, to access jobs and services. I want to make sure our rail stations are accessible to all and offer a comfortable experience for passengers.”

The funding has come from the Welsh and UK governments – £7m from the Welsh government and £5m from the Department for Transport. Work will start in May.

Mark Langman, route managing director of Network Rail Wales said: “These enhancements will help passengers get access to platforms and more easily.”

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