Bangor station opened in 1848 as part of the Chester and Holyhead Railway, which was incorporated to link with London the Irish Mail coming through the port of Holyhead. The main building through which passengers pass today was built in 1927, but the original station buildings and their Victorian ornamentation, designed by railway architect Francis Thompson, still remain. They are best seen from the platform.
The station is to the south of Bangor city centre, where the High Street and its two large shopping centres are the main focus. A walk along the High Street from the station will bring you to Bangor Cathedral, built on the site of a 6th-century monastery. Above the cathedral stand the main buildings of Bangor University. Established in 1884, the university’s ten thousand students swell the city’s population for nine months of the year and guarantee a lively selection of pubs, cafés and bars in the city.
|Sunday||08:00 - 18:30|
|Monday Tuesday Wednesday Friday Saturday||05:45 - 18:15|
|Staffing level||Part time|
|Telephone types||Coins and cards|
|Bureau de Change||Unavailable|
|Tourist Information Office||Unavailable|
|Staff Help notes|
0535 - 2245 Mon - Sat 0900 - 2300 Sun
|Customer help points||Available|
|Everyday||Open 24 hours|
|Carpark name||Station Car Park|
|Carpark operator||National Car Parks Ltd|
|Car parking spaces||86|
|Cycle storage spaces||26|
|Sheltered cycle storage||Available|
|Cycle storage CCTV||Unavailable|
|Cycle storage notes|
on Platform 1 behind the platform office (sheltered); on Platform 2 to the rear of the car park (unsheltered).
|Step-free access||Whole station|
|Ramps for train access||Available|
|Accessible ticket machines||Available|
|Accessible Booking Office counter||Available|
Bangor train station is mainly served by Avanti West Coast and Transport for Wales trains. Both Avanti West Coast and Transport for Wales trains connect Holyhead to Bangor in 32m and Birmingham to Bangor in 3h 4m, while the routes from Shrewsbury to Bangor (2h 15m) and Cardiff to Bangor (4h 18m) are operated only by Transport for Wales services.
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The station buildings on Ffordd Yr Orsaf contain the ticket office and machines and are linked to platform 1, where there is a coffee shop, waiting room, and toilets. Platform 2 can be reached via a footbridge, with lifts for step-free access. Taxis line up between the station building and the platform, and there are a number of bus stops on Station Road.
Bangor train station has two car parks, one on each side of the station building. Step-free access is available for wheelchair users.
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Bangor station is open every day that services are running to and from the station. The station usually opens just before the first train of the day leaves and then closes after the last train departs. Ticket office opening hours may vary.
Trains arrive in and depart from Bangor station almost every day, although there may be fewer services during the weekends and bank holidays. Check our live train times for up-to-date information on trains running to and from Bangor.
Yes, there are toilets available to use at Bangor station.
Yes, dogs are allowed at Bangor station, but they should be kept on a lead or in a pet carrier at all times.