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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

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 RadyrTransport for Wales08:58On time
to RadyrTransport for Wales08:582On time
to RadyrTransport for Wales09:192On time
to RadyrTransport for Wales09:312On time
to RadyrTransport for Wales09:58On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from TreherbertTransport for Wales08:48On time
from TreherbertTransport for Wales08:492On time
from TreherbertTransport for Wales09:08On time
from TreherbertTransport for Wales09:21On time
from TreherbertTransport for Wales09:492On time
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