A new platform for Penarth-bound passengers – Platform 8 – opened at Cardiff Central station this morning.
The newly constructed platform – part of a major redevelopment to ease congestion at Cardiff – will serve trains to and from Penarth, Barry Island and Vale of Glamorgan lines.
The new platform came into operation at 06:00 this morning and will handle services up until 20:00 each evening . After that Penarth trains are will (mostly) run from Platform 7 at all other times.
The renovation of Cardiff Station has been under way since 2012 and also involves replacing signal systems and changing track layouts as well as installing the new platforms and associated waiting rooms .