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Station facilities

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  • Ticket machine
  • Ticket office
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  • General service information
    • Staffing Level
    • Closed Circuit Television
    • Information Available From Staff
    • Information Services Open
    • CIS
    • Customer Help Points
  • Ticket buying and collection
    • Ticket Office
    • Prepurchase Collection
    • Ticket Machine
    • Oystercard Issued
    • Use Oystercard
    • Always Show Oyster Card Fields
    • Smartcard Issued
    • Smartcard Topup
    • Smartcard Validator
    • Smartcard Comments
    • Penalty Fares
  • All station facilities
  • Accessibility and mobility access
    • Helpline
    • Staff Help Available
    • Induction Loop
    • Accessible Ticket Machines
    • Height Adjusted Ticket Office Counter
    • Ramp For Train Access
    • Accessible Taxis
    • National Key Toilets
    • Step Free Access
    • Ticket Gates
    • Impaired Mobility Set Down
    • Assisted Travel
  • Parking information
    • Cycle Storage
    • CarPark
    • Rail Replacement Services
    • Onward Travel
  • Passenger services
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Aberdare station sits connects Cardiff and Barry with the Valley towns. The station, originally known as Aberdare High Level was originally opened in 1851 to serve the Vale of Neath line, however, the current service only became available at this station in 1988. From the station platform, you can see one of the original red brick station buildings, although it is now being used for a very different purpose having been redeveloped as part of the campus for the new Coleg y Cymoedd Aberdare. Despite the station's small size, and it being a single platform station, nearly 600,000 passengers travel through the station annually.


  • How long does it take to walk from Aberdare station to Aberdare town centre?

    • Aberdare Town Centre is a short walk across the river from Aberdare station, and the 0.3mile walk should take under 10 minutes to complete.

  • What car parking facilities are available at Aberdare station?

    • The 24-hour station car park has 41 spaces

  • What other facilities are available at Aberdare station?

    • Card telephones
    • Disabled access - step-free throughout, ramps are available, as are wheelchairs and induction loops
  • Which popular destinations can be reached from Aberdare station?

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