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Cardiff Queen Street train station is one of two serving the city centre area of the Welsh capital. It is situated near the end of Queen Street, a short walk from the city centre shopping area, including the Capitol Centre and St David’s, and Cardiff’s New Theatre.

Cardiff Queen Street station is the second busiest train station in Wales; the first is the bigger Cardiff Central. There are five platforms at Cardiff Queen Street, connected by a subway under the lines with lifts and steps up to the platforms. The station is staffed and there are ticket machines, toilets and a coffee shop and newsagents on site.

A station has existed on this site since 1840. Crockherbtown station was part of the Taff Vale Railway and stood here until 1887, when it was rebuilt and renamed Cardiff Queen Street. Major renovations in 1907, 1973 and 2014 have seen the original frontage and roof replaced. Today, Cardiff Queen Street station has five platforms and is served by trains on the Valley Lines network and the Cardiff Bay line.

Twelve trains in each direction, and an extra five to Cardiff Bay, depart hourly from Cardiff Queen Street on weekdays and Saturdays. The journey to Cardiff Bay takes just 4 minutes. Direct trains to Merthyr Tydfil take 1 hour and 1 minute and services to Barry Island have a fastest journey time of 27 minutes.   

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Station details & facilities

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Departures and arrivals from Cardiff Queen Street

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Cardiff Queen Street station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to PenarthTransport for Wales14:292On time
to Merthyr TydfilTransport for Wales14:304On time
to Cardiff BayTransport for Wales14:321On time
to TreherbertTransport for Wales14:344On time
to BridgendTransport for Wales14:353Late
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from CorytonTransport for Wales14:282On time
from AberdareTransport for Wales14:304On time
from Cardiff BayTransport for Wales14:301On time
from RhymneyTransport for Wales14:343On time
from Cardiff CentralTransport for Wales14:344On time
† Average savings on advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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