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Station facilities

  • 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
    • Rail Replacement Services
    • Onward Travel
  • Passenger services
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Only opened in 1983, Cathays is the closest station to many of the Cardiff University buildings. With the National Museum and other attractions nearby, its two platforms handle over one million passengers annually, including many students. One of Cardiff's 20 stations, it was built when numerous stations were being closed. It's often used as a short cut between Senghenydd Road and Park Place via the passenger bridge.


  • How long does it take to get from Cathays station to Cardiff Airport?

    • The journey to Cardiff Airport takes around an hour and involves changing at Cardiff Central station for a train to the airport.

  • How long does it take to walk from Cathays station to Cardiff city centre?

    • The walk to Cardiff city centre takes around 15 minutes, via Park Place.

  • What car parking facilities are available at Cathays station?

    • There are no facilities for parking a car at Cathays station.

  • What facilities are there for bike storage at Cathays station?

    • Cathays station has no storage facilities for bikes.

  • What other facilities are available at Cathays station?

    • Coin and cards telephones
    • Disabled access - step-free throughout, ramps are available, as are wheelchairs and induction loops
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