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Swansea Station

Originally known as Swansea High Street, Swansea station is the first and last of seven rail hubs that once served the south Wales city. Opened in 1850, the Chepstow-to-Swansea line was designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel; it was redeveloped in 1879 and again in 1923 when the platform canopies were installed. They still provide shelter from the drizzle nearly a century later. In 2012 another much-needed facelift, £7.6 million worth, was completed. With concourse remodelled and a glass partition inserted towards the back of the station passengers no longer have to deal with problematic draft and can enjoy the flood of natural light across the platforms. The words 'Ambition is critical' are inscribed at the threshold of the station's entrance. They're part of the 1990's Swansea council initiative which commissioned local artists to produce poems for landmarks in the town. Poet David Hughes' optimistic lines are a witty retort to Swansea's nickname: the 'Graveyard of ambition'. The station is situated a mile from the main Quadrant shopping centre.

Station details & facilities

The station has four platforms, all with step-free access. There are self-service ticket machines, but the station is also staffed full time. The station has a small cafe, and a WHSmith is located at the front of the station. Cycle storage and disabled parking are also at the front of the station's sole entrance. All toilets are located on platform 1.

Ticket Office

  • Ticket Machine :
  • Staff help available : False
  • Ticket Office opening hours : Tickets requiring reservations: Mon-Sat 0910-1845
    DayOpening Hours
    Weekdays05:15 - 20:00
    Saturday 06:15 - 20:00
    Sunday 08:00 - 20:00
  • Oyster Prepay : False
  • Oyster topup : False
  • Oyster validator : False



  • Postbox : False
  • Telephones :
  • Telephones type : Coins and cards
  • Customer help points : False


  • CCTV :


  • Shops available :

Tourist Information

  • Tourist Information office :


  • Toilets available :
  • Showers : False
  • Baby change :



  • ATM available :


  • Carpark opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
    Saturday Open 24 hours
    Sunday Open 24 hours
  • Carpark name : Mariners Road
  • Carpark operator : National Car Parks Ltd
  • Car parking spaces : 41

Bicycle Facilities

  • Cycle storage available :
  • Cycle storage spaces : 35
  • Sheltered cycle storage : False
  • Cycle storage CCTV :
  • Cycle storage location : on Platform 1
  • Cycle storage notes :

    35 stands


  • Step-free access : Whole station
  • Ramps for train access :
  • Wheelchairs available :
  • Induction Loop :
  • Accessible ticket machines :
  • Accessible Booking Office counter :
  • Accessible taxis : unknown
  • Accessible taxis notes :

    taxi rank is situated adjacent to the station

Swansea Station


Swansea High Street Railway Station, High Street, SA1 1NU
Ticket Office Hours
Tickets requiring reservations: Mon-Sat 0910-1845
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays05:15 - 20:00
Saturday 06:15 - 20:00
Sunday 08:00 - 20:00

Swansea Live Departures


London Paddington

Great Western Railway

On time


London Paddington

Great Western Railway

Plat. 3

On time


Pembroke Dock

Arriva Trains Wales

Plat. 1

On time


London Paddington

Great Western Railway

On time



Arriva Trains Wales

On time