Project factsheet

Project factsheet

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Wales Station Improvement Programme (Phase 2)

Project description

This operation implemented major improvements over five key stations in the West Wales and the Valleys area – Pontypridd, Ystrad Mynach, Aberystwyth, Port Talbot, and Rhyl. The operation resulted in more attractive, safer, accessible stations, with better connectivity with other transport modes, leading to increased patronage of the railway, for commuting and other journeys.

Delivery model

The operation was managed by the Public Transport Division with the Economy Science and Transport Department of the Welsh Government through contract with Network Rail who themselves will procure contractors to undertake construction of the improvements.

Geographical coverage

The project will benefit Caerphilly and Rhondda Cynon Taf  within the South East Wales region and Neath Port Talbot, Denbighshire and Ceredigion more widely.

Specific targets

Number of intermodal facilities improved: 5

Contact details

Name: Dafydd Munro
Telephone: 0300 025 9226
Address: Welsh Government, Cathays Park, Cardiff
Website: Website


Progress to end June 2017

Operation complete


Pontypridd Station Improvements

Before:                                                             After:

Train station beforeTrain station after

(Source: Network Wales)

Ystrad Mynach Station Improvements

Before: Platform and Bridge                     After: Ticket office and Bridge

Platform beforeTicket office after