Penarth train station is terminus station: the final stop on the Penarth branch of the Vale of Glamorgan Line. Situated in Penarth in South Wales, the station is served by Arriva Trains Wales, who provide a typical service of four trains per hour on weekdays and Saturdays. Evening services run twice hourly, and Sundays see one train every two hours (a total of six a day). The journey time to Cardiff Central station is 17 minutes and trains to Bargoed take a minimum of 56 minutes.
Penarth train station was built in 1878 and originally named Penarth Town. It had two platforms until 1968 when one was closed. The original station buildings on the disused side were used for other purposes until the 1980s, when many of the early buildings were destroyed or replaced. Penarth itself was once known as ‘the garden by the sea’. It is a popular seaside resort which has attracted summer visitors since Victorian times.
Today, Penarth train station has a single platform with a sheltered seating area. There is a ticket office and concourse where tickets can be purchased from staff or collected from self-service machines. The town is also served by Cardiff Bus services and the Cardiff Waterbus. PS Waverly, the world’s last seagoing passenger paddle steamer, also sails from Penarth in the summer.
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