Yesterday Cardiff Airport launched its draft Master Plan, through to 2030.
The proposed rail frequency enhancements on the Vale line, as promised by the Keolis-Amey consortium for the line by 2023, will directly help bring passengers to the Airport. The improvements will also help the local residents of Rhoose, St Athan and Llantwit and begin to make it possible to commute reliably to Cardiff or Bridgend. The promise is for half hourly services on the Vale of Glamorgan line in each direction, meaning four trains an hour arriving at Rhoose and able to serve the Airport. Currently these run only hourly. There is also discussion of a bus service to the Airport from Barry train station.
However, over and above these rail access provisions, we would like to draw your attention to the continuing inclusion within the Airport master plan of a rail spur route, through Porthkerry Park, which is being ‘safeguarded’ with a view to the future needs of the airport.
You can read the recommendations of the master plan here.
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