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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 Merthyr TydfilTransport for Wales08:003Late
to TreherbertTransport for Wales08:053On time
to BridgendTransport for Wales08:082On time
to AberdareTransport for Wales08:173Late
to Cardiff CentralTransport for Wales08:192On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Barry IslandTransport for Wales07:583On time
from Cardiff CentralTransport for Wales08:053On time
from Merthyr TydfilTransport for Wales08:082On time
from BridgendTransport for Wales08:163Late
from TreherbertTransport for Wales08:192On 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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