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Trains to Barry Island

Travellers to Barry Island exit the station opposite the Barry Island Pleasure Park, a historic amusement park next to Whitmore Bay. It's a fitting way to arrive - the station was opened specifically to serve the park, and the two opened in tandem in 1896. Today, services continue to link Barry Island with Cardiff Central, Aberdare and Merthyr Tydfil. The Barry Island Tourist Railway, a heritage line between Barry Island and Barry Docks, also operates out of the station. The walk from Barry Island station to the promenade and beach at Whitmore Bay takes about five minutes, passing the Pleasure Park on the way. A little further to the east of the station is the beach at Jackson's Bay, where you'll find the Barry Yacht Club. Most of the attractions of Barry Island are to the south of the station, facing the Bristol Channel, with the area north of the railway predominantly residential.

Station details & facilities

National Rail services to Cardiff, Aberdare and Merthyr Tydfil all leave from platform 1, which is accessed from Station Approach Road via a pathway alongside the old station buildings. The buildings are now used by the Barry Island Tourist Railway, and house a shop, cafe and museum. The station is not staffed, but there are ticket machines. There is a bus stop a little way down the Station Approach Road.

Ticket Office

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  • Staff help available : False
  • Oyster Prepay : False
  • Oyster topup : False
  • Oyster validator : False



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  • Car parking spaces : 0

Bicycle Facilities

  • Cycle storage available : False
  • Cycle storage spaces : 0
  • Sheltered cycle storage : False
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  • Step-free access : Whole station
  • Ramps for train access :
  • Wheelchairs available : False
  • Induction Loop :
  • Accessible ticket machines :
  • Accessible Booking Office counter : False
Trains to Barry Island


Barry Island Railway Station, The Parade, Barry, Vale of Glamorgan, CF62 5TH
Ticket Office Hours


Arriva Trains Wales

Plat. 1

On time

Useful links when visiting Barry Island by train