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Station facilities

  • Parking
  • Shops
  • Step-free access
  • Ticket machine
  • Ticket office
  • Toilets
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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
    • Seated Area
    • Trolleys
    • Station Buffet
    • Toilets
    • Baby Change
    • Telephones
    • Wi Fi
    • Tourist Information
    • Atm Machine
    • Shops
  • Accessibility and mobility access
    • Helpline
    • Staff Help Available
    • Induction Loop
    • Accessible Ticket Machines
    • Height Adjusted Ticket Office Counter
    • Ramp For Train Access
    • Accessible Taxis
    • Accessible Public Telephones
    • National Key Toilets
    • Step Free Access
    • Ticket Gates
    • Impaired Mobility Set Down
    • Wheelchairs Available
    • Assisted Travel
  • Parking information
    • Cycle Storage
    • CarPark
    • Rail Replacement Services
    • Taxi Rank
    • Onward Travel
  • Passenger services
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Originally opened in 1850, nothing now remains of Swansea's old wooden station building. Throughout the years, renovations, a major rebuild in 1880, and platform extensions in the 1920s, have led to the impressive, four-platform, building it is today.

The contemporary design includes impressive glass walls flooding the area with light, creating a bright, open feel. Above the main entrance are engraved the words 'Ambition is critical', part of a 1990 poetry competition. The poet, David Hughes was responding to the town's rather dire nickname - the Graveyard of Ambition. In three words, he has successfully portrayed the modern Swansea, as a hub for culture, production and, yes, ambition.

If you're a fan of visiting incredible sights, you may want to check out this comprehensive guide on things to do in Swansea for your next holiday.


  • How long does it take to walk from Swansea Station to Swansea city centre?

    • The short walk from Swansea Station takes around three minutes, and takes you past Swansea Castle.
  • What car parking facilities are available at Swansea station?

    • There are 41 car park spaces at Mariner's Road car park.
  • What facilities are there for bike storage at Swansea station?

    • On Platform 1, there are 35 bike storage facilities, overseen by CCTV.
  • What other facilities are available at Swansea station?

    • Toilets, including baby changing facilities
    • Station buffet
    • Shops
    • Coin and cards telephones
    • ATM
    • Disabled access - including step-free access throughout, ramps, wheelchairs and induction loop systems
  • Which popular destinations can be reached from Swansea Train Station?

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