There are only manned ticket barriers in this station, consisting of a metal rail across the corridor with a gap at each end. We understand you use the right-hand side.
There's a barrier at each end (concourse and car park) of the main corridor and another across the east corridor. The entrance at the car park end of the east corridor is normally closed, but can be opened by staff on request.
CARDIFF CENTRAL STATION
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