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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

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
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull 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
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeAvailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Arrival screens
  • Departure screens
Baby changeAvailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer help pointsUnavailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameMariners Road
Carpark operatorNational Car Parks Ltd
Car parking spaces41
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces35
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
on Platform 1
Cycle storage notes<p>35 stands</p>
Step-free accessWhole station
Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

taxi rank is situated adjacent to the station

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.

Departures and arrivals from Swansea

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Swansea station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Manchester PiccadillyTransport for Wales13:351On time
to Pembroke DockTransport for Wales14:021On time
to London PaddingtonGreat Western Railway14:222On time
to London PaddingtonGreat Western Railway15:173On time
to Milford HavenTransport for Wales15:261On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Milford HavenTransport for Wales13:201On time
from London PaddingtonGreat Western Railway13:432On time
from Pembroke DockTransport for Wales14:151On time
from Manchester PiccadillyTransport for Wales15:061On time
from Milford HavenTransport for Wales15:263On time
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