The Treherbert line will reopen for passengers on Monday 26 February 2024 - earlier than we recently announced.

The service will return to 2 trains per hour using our Class 150 trains.  However, from 2024 we’ll start to introduce our brand-new Class 756 trains as we continue to deliver the next phases of the South Wales Metro.

Services will not call at Ynyswen station, which is closed temporarily whilst we continue to carry out major infrastructure work at the station. We will be running a shuttle bus Northbound to Treherbert and Southbound to Treorchy which will integrate with the train timetable.

Train services will call at the following stations:

Pontypridd, Trehafod, Porth, Dinas Rhondda, Tonypandy, Llwynypia, Ystrad Rhondda, Ton Pentre, Treorchy and Treherbert.

We are still carrying out essential electrification works on the line and as a result trains will be replaced during the evenings from Sundays to Thursdays, so we’re asking our passengers to check before travelling.

Our journey checker tool will be updated with the replacement bus information.


Extension of the Rhondda Railcard 50% discount

As a thank you to our customers and lineside neighbours for their patience throughout the transformation work, we will be extending the Rhondda Railcard discount scheme for 3 months following the reopening of the line in February 2024. The discount entitles all passengers who travel on the Treherbert line to a 50% discount on the cost of their ticket, with the discount available until the end of May 2024.

To obtain the discount, passengers will need to present the physical Rhondda Railcard to the train conductor alongside their rail ticket.

List of confirmed Rhondda Railcard collection points | Open as PDF


  • Conditions of use
      • This Rhondda Railcard provides 50% off Standard Class Fares on Transport for Wales services on journeys from stations including and between Treherbert and Trehafod.
      • Users must have origin/destination stations between and including Treherbert and Trehafod, and may be asked to provide proof of address to validate tickets.
      • The railcard is valid until the end of May 2024 from the date issued and can only be used on Transport for Wales’ services on local routes.
      • The railcard applies for journeys wholly on the Treherbert line and journeys between stations on the line and locations through to Cardiff Central. Not valid for journeys from stations outside of the Treherbert and Trehafod route area.
      • All tickets are issued according to the National Rail Conditions of Travel and are non-transferable.
      • Lost or damaged railcards cannot be replaced.
      • The railcard is not valid unless it has been signed by the holder, nor is it transferable to anyone else. Tickets bought with a railcard are for use by the railcard holder only.
      • The railcard does not become your property and if requested must be handed in to Transport for Wales.
  • Validity of discounted tickets
      • Travel is permitted within the normal validities of the tickets issued provided a valid railcard is held and produced on demand.
      • Discounted tickets are only valid for travel on services operated by Transport for Wales on the Treherbert line only and cease to be valid on expiry of the railcard.
      • In addition to the Railcard conditions, the National Rail Conditions of Travel apply to any journey on the rail network. Where the NRCoT conflict with Railcard conditions, the NRCoT override the Railcard Conditions. Copies of the NRCoT are available online at or at staffed stations.