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Trains through Pontypridd curve along the banks of the River Taff and deliver passengers into the heart of the town, with its long high street filled with well-known high street names alongside traditional shops, bars and pubs just a few minutes' walk north-west of the station. The sprawling Ynysangharad War Memorial Park and Cricket Ground, a five-minute stroll away, has a pitch-and-put, cafe and sports grounds as well as a revamped lido. After years as a single-platform station, in the 1990s, a second platform was added and third in 2014. The £6 million Pontypridd station facelift brings the beautiful Edwardian part of the station back into use and spruced up the island platform, which is the longest one in the world. The station now operates a busy schedule throughout Wales, with trains running to Cardiff Central, about half an hour away, Barry Island and Bridgend from platform 1, and north to Merthyr Tydfil, Aberdare and Treherbert from platform 3. Platform 2 has through trains to Cardiff.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:00 - 14:15
Saturday 08:30 - 16:45
Sunday Closed
Ticket MachineAvailable
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
ShopsUnavailable
PostboxUnavailable
TelephonesAvailable
Telephone typesCoins only
Station BuffetUnavailable
ATMUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Arrival screens
  • Departure screens
ToiletsAvailable
ShowersUnavailable
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFiUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Staff Help notes
Help provided by on train staff.
Customer help pointsUnavailable
CCTVAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
EverydayOpen 24 hours
Carpark operatorArriva Trains Wales
Car parking spaces6
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces10
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
on the platform
Cycle storage notes<p>5 hoops</p>
Step-free accessPart of station
Step-free access notes

Valleys bound platform accessed via path steeper than 1:12

Nearest fully accessible station - Porth

Ramps for train accessAvailable
WheelchairsUnavailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

Taxi rank is within 100 meters and clearly sign posted

Pontypridd's station concourse is at basement level, below the station's platforms, and has wide stairs, with beautiful ironwork, and a new lift leading up to the platform island with waiting room and ticket office. Ramps from High Street and station car parks also lead to directly on to the canopied platforms with ticket machines and seating. The station taxi rank and bus terminal can be found in front of the station entrance.

Departures and arrivals from Pontypridd

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Pontypridd station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to TreherbertTransport for Wales20:473On time
to BridgendTransport for Wales21:012On time
to AberdareTransport for Wales21:103On time
to Barry IslandTransport for Wales21:122On time
to Merthyr TydfilTransport for Wales21:293On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Barry IslandTransport for Wales20:463On time
from TreherbertTransport for Wales21:002On time
from BridgendTransport for Wales21:093On time
from AberdareTransport for Wales21:112On time
from Barry IslandTransport for Wales21:273On time
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