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Abercynon train station is located in the South Wales town of Abercynon, linking the Merthyr and Cynon Valleys with Cardiff. It is 15.5 miles (25 km) north of Cardiff Central: a journey of 39 minutes.

The village of Abercynon was the destination for Richard Trevithick on the world’s first steam-powered railway journey on 21 February 1804. The town later became the connecting point between the Merthyr and Aberdare branches of the railway and the Glamorganshire Canal. The current Abercynon Station (originally called Navigation Road and later Abercynon South) was built in 1840 and was one of two stations that served the town until 2008. It was renamed as Abercynon train station after the closure of Abercynon North in 2008. A blue plaque can be found near the station entrance, marking the location of the workplace of trade unionist John Ewington whose landmark legal case was an important factor in the formation of the Labour Party. 

Abercynon station is served by four trains every hour travelling south to Cardiff and beyond. Northbound trains stop twice an hour for Merthyr and twice an hour for Aberdare. Sunday services depart every two hours. The north and southbound trains stop on both sides of an island platform, accessed from the village by a subway and a ramp.

Station details & facilities

Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelUnstaffed
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 BuffetUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Arrival screens
  • Departure screens
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Staff Help notes
Help provided by on train staff
Customer help pointsAvailable
Car parking spaces157
Cycle storageUnavailable
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

Both platforms accessed by short section of ramp steeper than 1:12, but suitable for use with caution.

Nearest fully accessible station - Penrhiwceiber.

Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable

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Departures and arrivals from Abercynon

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Abercynon station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Barry IslandTransport for Wales06:26On time
to Merthyr TydfilTransport for Wales06:371On time
to Barry IslandTransport for Wales07:04On time
to AberdareTransport for Wales07:171On time
to Barry IslandTransport for Wales07:26On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Merthyr TydfilTransport for Wales06:26On time
from Cardiff CentralTransport for Wales06:371On time
from AberdareTransport for Wales07:04On time
from BridgendTransport for Wales07:171On time
from Merthyr TydfilTransport for Wales07:26On time
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