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Station facilities

Ticket office
Ticket machine
Step-free access
  • General service information
    • Staffing Level
    • Closed Circuit Television
    • 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 Validator
    • Penalty Fares
  • All station facilities
    • First Class Lounge
    • Seated Area
    • Waiting Room
    • Trolleys
    • Station Buffet
    • Toilets
    • Baby Change
    • Showers
    • Telephones
    • Wi Fi
    • Web Kiosk
    • Post Box
    • Tourist Information
    • Atm Machine
    • Bureau De Change
    • Shops
  • Accessibility and mobility access
    • Helpline
    • Staff Help Available
    • Induction Loop
    • Accessible Ticket Machines
    • Height Adjusted Ticket Office Counter
    • Ramp For Train Access
    • Nearest Stations With More Facilities
    • National Key Toilets
    • Step Free Access
    • Impaired Mobility Set Down
    • Wheelchairs Available
  • Car park information
    • Cycle Storage
    • Rail Replacement Services
  • Passenger services
    • Customer Service
    • Left Luggage
    • Lost Property
Live departures and arrivals
  • Overview
    • Close to Bridgend, this small station serves the quaint village of Pencoed. The current station is the second one on the site, the first one being built in 1850 and closed in 1964 as part of the infamous Beeching Act.

      Richard Beeching, the chairman of British Rail, ordered a great number of stations and miles of lines were decommissioned in the early 1960s, in an effort to streamline the rail service. This lead to mass protests and even today, BeechingÕs decisions are considered highly controversial. He was and still is, accused of ignoring the social repercussions of closing the stations, such as causing unemployment to rise and increasing the use of cars in a time when only the most affluent could afford them. It has been suggested that the bias towards road use was caused by a conspiracy against the railways involving those in power, and the road lobby.

  • How long does it take to get from Pencoed Station to Cardiff Airport?
    • It takes approximately 2 hours to reach Cardiff Airport by train from Pencoed Station.

  • How long does it take to walk from Pencoed Station to Pencoed town centre?
    • It takes around five minutes to walk from the station to Pencoed town centre, going via Felindre Road.

  • What car parking facilities are available at Pencoed Station?
    • There are no car parking facilities at Pencoed Station.

  • What facilities are there for bike storage at Pencoed Station?
    • Pencoed Station has no bike storage facilities.

  • What other facilities are available at Pencoed Station?
      • Disabled access - step-free throughout, ramps are available, as are wheelchairs and induction loops
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