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Travelling by train to the Centre for Alternative Technology is super-simple. The nearest railway station to the Centre for Alternative Technology is Machynlleth, which is served by Transport for Wales services throughout the day. It's 59 minutes to the Centre for Alternative Technology on foot. Unless you fancy a 3-mile walk, catch the 34 bus to Bangor from the bus depot next to the station. That'll get you to the centre in 21 minutes.

The Centre for Alternative Technology is full of wonders for all to enjoy. You'll find it jam-packed with a fascinating historic collection and intriguing displays, suitable for all ages.

Visit the Centre for Alternative Technology website for opening information.

Whilst the current government advice is to only travel if your journey is essential, we will update this page as the situation changes. We will always provide official information on how to visit this attraction safely and responsibly by train.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays05:15 - 18:15
Saturday 05:15 - 18:15
Sunday 08:15 - 17:15
Ticket MachineUnavailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelPart time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Left Luggage Websitehttp://www.arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Lost PropertyAvailable
Lost Property phone number03333 211 202
Lost Property Websitehttp://www.arrivatrainswales.co.uk/lostproperty
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Arrival screens
  • Departure screens
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Staff Help notes
Help provided by on train staff.
Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
EverydayOpen 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Car parking spaces30
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces8
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
at the station front
Cycle storage notes<p>4 hoops</p>
Step-free accessPart of station
Step-free access notes

Work is currently (Jan 2016) underway to provide a footbridge with lifts for step free access between platforms.  This means that most services are operating to and from platform 2.  If you are travelling to Machynlleth and unable to use stairs please notify the conductor.  If you are planning to travel to or from Machynlleth, please ask a member of staff for assistance or for further information.

Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesUnavailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable

Departures and arrivals from Machynlleth

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Machynlleth station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to AberystwythTransport for Wales08:492Scheduled
to AberystwythTransport for Wales09:472Scheduled
to PwllheliTransport for Wales10:042Scheduled
to Birmingham InternationalTransport for Wales10:081Scheduled
to AberystwythTransport for Wales10:25Scheduled
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from AberystwythTransport for Wales00:132On time
from AberystwythTransport for Wales10:031Scheduled
from ShrewsburyTransport for Wales10:25Scheduled
from AberystwythTransport for Wales11:041Scheduled
from PwllheliTransport for Wales11:581Scheduled
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