Work starts on replacement bridge at Barry Island
3 July 2012
Work is due to start this month to replace the footbridge
at Barry Island Station and improve pedestrian links between
Plymouth Road and Station Approach Road.
The project is financed by the Department for Transport through
the Access for All Mid-Tier Programme and the Vale of Glamorgan
The council has appointed Alun Griffiths (Contractors) Ltd to
undertake the improvement work.
The work includes the demolition of the existing footbridge. The
new footbridge will include steps and ramped access with hand
railings, lighting, tactile crossing points, drainage and
The footbridge will be temporarily closed on Monday 16 July for
a period of 20 weeks, while the new bridge is under construction.
The work is expected to be completed in December 2012.
Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Innovation, Planning and
Transportation, Councillor Lis Burnett said: "The project reflects
the importance of both the footbridge and the station as part of a
wider pedestrian network and in shaping the future of Barry Island
as a leisure destination and as an attractive place to live and
"I am confident that Alun Griffiths (Contractors) Ltd will
perform well both in terms of adherence to programme and to keep
disruption to rail users and residents to the absolute minimum
during the construction period."
Contract Manager for Alun Griffiths (Contractors) Ltd, Richard
Tidmarsh said: "Alun Griffiths (Contractors) Ltd are pleased to be
involved in this scheme.
"We will make every effort to ensure that the project is
delivered to programme with as minimal an impact as possible to
rail users and residents during the construction period."