Although recent works have seen station platforms reinstated and a new booking hall constructed, Cardiff Queen Street remains a shadow of its former self.
The overall roof and Taff Vale Railway offices have long since been swept away, but I’m grateful to Rob Masterman for sending in these wonderful photos of the station from the 1960s which reveal what has been lost:
The overall roof was torn down in 1973 with several platforms being taken out of use.
These were eventually reinstated, and Cardiff Queen Street station is now second busiest raileay station in Wales after its close neighbour, Cardiff Central (formerly Cardiff General).
The former bay platform to Cardiff Bay (Bute Road).
Note the water towers at the end of the platforms.
(c) All photos by firstname.lastname@example.org
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