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More ticket gates for railway station.

Byline: BRONTE HOWARD Reporter bronte.howard@walesonline.co.uk

THREE more ticket gates are being installed at Cardiff's busiest railway sta-tion as it gears up to welcome millions of new customers.

Transport for Wales (TFW) has pledged to spend millions upgrading infrastructure and as part of that three extra ticket barriers are being installed at Cardiff Central. It's hoped the extra gates will make it easier and quicker for travellers.

TFW customer experience director Colin Lea said: "As our busiest station Cardiff Central sees huge numbers of customers every day. We want to make the station as welcoming and as easy to access as we possibly can."

The work, which is expected to last two weeks, will see the current ticket gate line in the main front concourse upgraded with three additional ticket gates.

At some points while the work is being carried out there manual ticket checks will be in place. The investment is part of phase three of the Cardiff Central upgrade work and will also see new ticket machines starting in December selling a fuller range of tickets; phone chargers in waiting rooms; additional cycle storage (hoops) and platform seating; refurbishment of the toilets and creation of a dedicated changing place facility in disabled toilets; and more information screens around the station.

Phase one and two saw extra staff a a deep cleaning programme; extra seating; brighter lighting and better signs fitted.

Around 23,000 people pass through the main front ticket gates daily while the figure can rise to more than 40,000 on a major event day. TFW expects to see customer numbers rise from 13m per year currently to 34m by 2043.

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Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
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Date:Nov 1, 2019
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