Location type


Name and dates

Barry (1889-)

Station code: BRY National Rail
Where: Vale of Glamorgan, Wales
Opened on the Barry Dock and Railways.
Opened on the Vale of Glamorgan Railway.
Opened on the Barry Pier Branch (Barry Dock and Railways).

Chronology Dates

31/07/1851Dundee and Arbroath Railway
Barry opened.
14/08/1884Barry Dock and Railways
Established by an Act. Led by David Davies of Ocean Collieries. The line was to run from Barry to Cadoxton Junction then north to Drope Junction for a branch to Peterston with the South Wales Railway (then a further junction, Tynycaeau Junction, with the same line from St Fagan's) and then north to the Treforest estate at Tonteg Junction for a connection with the Taff Vale Railway before finishing near Trehafod, joining the Taff Vale Railway.
16/03/1896Barry Dock and Railways
Passenger service from Barry to the Taff Vale Railway's Porth station begins.
01/04/1919Dundee and Arbroath Railway
Barry renamed Barry Links.
  /05/1997Dundee and Arbroath Railway
Barry West signal box closed, taken over by the box at Carnoustie.

News items

08/06/2022Trains begin to arrive at Transport for Wales' new stabling yard [RailBusinessDaily]
08/04/2022The 1963 job losses which devastated Kirkcaldy linoleums industry [Fife Today]
07/10/2021Wetheral Station re-opening after community fought for 12 years [News and Star]
10/06/2021Public warned over level crossing misuse in Angus [Network Rail]
15/07/2018The 'locomotives graveyard' where hundreds of old engines were saved from the scrapheap [Wales Online]
01/12/2017Scottish railway station is least used in Britain [BBC News]
04/03/2012Little used stations should be closed [Scotsman]
21/02/2012Barry the Barrel arrives at Exhibition Centre [Railscot]
07/10/2011Cost-cutting threat to rural rail stations [Herald]


A Landscape History of Vale of Glamorgan (1809-1923) - LH3-170: Three Historical Ordnance Survey Maps

A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain: South Wales v. 12 (Regional railway history series)
Barry Island: Vale of Glamorgan, Bristol Channel, Bay of Fundy, Barry Railway Company, Barry Island Pleasure Park, Vale of Glamorgan Line, Barry, Vale of Glamorgan
Cowbridge Railway, a History of the

The Vale of Glamorgan Railway (Locomotion Papers)

Vale of Glamorgan 1904: One Inch Sheet 262 (Old Ordnance Survey Maps - Inch to the Mile)