In my travels, I had noticed that every main line station still had little trains sitting in bay platforms
waiting to take passengers on to remote places deep in the hinterland.
The project involves installing a new bay platform
and passing loop to enable more trains to serve the Pontypridd to Cardiff line as part of the Taff Rhondda turn-back scheme, funded by the Welsh Government.
CARDIFF QUEEN STREET: An extra through platform at Cardiff Queen Street station to help accommodate a future increase in services as well as a new bay platform
for the Cardiff Bay shuttle service, a refurbished station entrance and new lifts to platforms.
At 6.30pm I was waiting for a train to Tynemouth, on the Whitley Bay platform
, when two youths and a girl appeared.
However later this year a Network Rail project, funded by the Welsh Government, will be completed where an additional platform and a dedicated Cardiff Bay platform
will ease traffic flow through the station.
In Cardiff Central, there will be a new platform for Valleys services, plus a bay platform
for increased services on the Maesteg route.
A study by the Strategic Rail Authority looking to increased passenger capacity and operational flexibility in the West Midlands resulted in the creation of a new bay platform
at New Street Station.