Future aspirations for Cardiff Central to Newport Road

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Consultation has concluded


A new public transport link from Cardiff Central to Newport Road via the Bay has long been an ambition of both Transport for Wales (TfW), the Welsh Government and Cardiff Council.

Transport for Wales is exploring potential options for a new public transport link between Cardiff Central and Newport Road, via the Cardiff Bay line and Porth Teigr. This would be a future stage of improvements following the completion of the Butetown station and the planned upgrades to the Cardiff Bay line and Cardiff Bay station and would be subject to securing funding.

A seven-week consultation will be launched and the public and stakeholders invited to take part. Corridor options will be presented to the public and wider feedback obtained. The findings from the consultation will inform the outline business case for a potential future line extension from Cardiff Central to Newport Road, so that we can start preparing a proposal.

Following the findings report from the consultation, we’ll look to reduce the number of route options to one, with a view to proceed with planning, subject to funding being secured.

You can learn more about the project by joining us for workshops and drop-in sessions. To find out how you can get involved, visit tfw.wales/engagement.


A new public transport link from Cardiff Central to Newport Road via the Bay has long been an ambition of both Transport for Wales (TfW), the Welsh Government and Cardiff Council.

Transport for Wales is exploring potential options for a new public transport link between Cardiff Central and Newport Road, via the Cardiff Bay line and Porth Teigr. This would be a future stage of improvements following the completion of the Butetown station and the planned upgrades to the Cardiff Bay line and Cardiff Bay station and would be subject to securing funding.

A seven-week consultation will be launched and the public and stakeholders invited to take part. Corridor options will be presented to the public and wider feedback obtained. The findings from the consultation will inform the outline business case for a potential future line extension from Cardiff Central to Newport Road, so that we can start preparing a proposal.

Following the findings report from the consultation, we’ll look to reduce the number of route options to one, with a view to proceed with planning, subject to funding being secured.

You can learn more about the project by joining us for workshops and drop-in sessions. To find out how you can get involved, visit tfw.wales/engagement.

Consultation has concluded

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    Given the amount of noise disruption caused by the electrification works in this area, I am concerned that we will suffer yet more. Many people next to the train line suffered damage to their houses, cracks appearing in walls and ceilings. There seems to be no real indication where the new station will be - is it by the Aldi/old Argos site? If so, where will cars park and how will exiting traffic be managed?

    Donna s asked over 1 year ago

    There is currently a separate project looking at the design of the proposed Newport Road Station. This would initially serve the existing mainline railway, and the Cardiff Central to Newport Road route being consulted on would link into it at a later date. 

    The mainline railway station would be located between Beresford Road and Rover Way, but nearer Rover Way and adjacent the retail park. The Station platform will be located on the southern pair of tracks. The station will have no parking. It will be for active travel (walking, cycling and other means), Bus and drop off only.  

    The mainline station design is currently being developed. The proposal and the detailed access arrangements will be subject to detailed public consultation in due course. 

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    Good afternoon, Is this part of the "Cardiff Crossrail" development? Will there be a consultation for the expansion of the line West via Fairwater - Plasdwr - Creigiau? Many thanks, Dion

    Dion Dafydd asked over 1 year ago

    We are not consulting on "Cardiff Crossrail" although this section would make up a significant portion of the eastern and central section of the Crossrail project proposed by Cardiff Council.