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Facilities at a glance

  • Toilets
  • Parking
  • ATM
  • Ticket Office
  • Wifi
  • Ticket machine
  • Step free access
  • Refreshment facilities
  • General service information
    • Staffing Level
      Part time
    • Closed Circuit Television
    • Information Available From Staff
      Yes - from ticket office
    • Information Services Open
      Same as ticket office opening times
    • CIS
      Departure Screens
      Arrival Screens
    • Customer Help Points
  • Ticket buying and collection
    • Ticket Office
    • Prepurchase Collection
      Ticket Office: Yes
      Ticket Machine: Yes
    • Ticket Machine
    • Oystercard Issued
    • Use Oystercard
    • Always Show Oyster Card Fields
    • Smartcard Issued
    • Smartcard Topup
      Ticket Office: Yes
      Ticket Machine: Yes
    • Smartcard Validator
    • Smartcard Comments

      Load a pre-purchased season ticket onto a smartcard using the smartcard validator or the ticket vending machine. 

    • Penalty Fares
      https://tfwrail.wales/policies-and-reports/revenue-protection-policy
  • All station facilities
    • First Class Lounge
    • Seated Area
    • Waiting Room
    • Trolleys
    • Station Buffet
    • Toilets
    • Baby Change
    • Showers
    • Telephones
      Usage Type: Cards
    • Wi Fi
    • Web Kiosk
    • Post Box
    • Tourist Information
    • Atm Machine
    • Bureau De Change
    • Shops
  • Accessibility and mobility access
    • Helpline
      03333 211202
      https://www.nationalrail.co.uk/
      Mon-Sun 08:00 to 20:00
    • Staff Help Available
      No platform staff available. Assistance is provided by the Conductor on the train.
    • Induction Loop
    • Accessible Ticket Machines

      There are two accessible ticket machines, that take debit and credit cards only. 

      One is next to the ticket office at the top of the ramp.

      Another is near the car park. When purchasing your travel ticket, please obtain a parking ticket from this machine or from the ticket office.

    • Height Adjusted Ticket Office Counter
    • Ramp For Train Access
    • Nearest Stations With More Facilities

      To go to the Transport for Wales Active Travel Station Map please follow the below link. Please be advised that it is still in development and completion is expected at end of 2021. www.tfw.dev.activemap.co.uk

    • National Key Toilets
    • Step Free Access

      Category B1.

      Wheelchair users, mobility scooter users and customers with reduced mobility may find the steep ramps leading from Abernant Road to both platforms difficult to negotiate.

      For full station facilities as stated in the Accessible Travel Policy, please visit the Transport for Wales website: www.tfwrail.wales/our-network/stations


      Coverage: whole Station
    • Impaired Mobility Set Down
    • Wheelchairs Available
  • Car park information
    • Cycle Storage
      Spaces: 0
      Sheltered: No
      Cctv: Yes
    • CarPark

      Car park is free of charge, however,  passengers must obtain a parking ticket when purchasing a travel ticket.  This can be issued from the ticket machine in the car park or from the ticket office. 


      Operator Name: Transport for Wales
      Name: Station Car Park
      Spaces: 41
      Free: Yes
      Number Accessible Spaces: 2
      Accessible Car Park Equipment: Yes
      Accessible Car Park Equipment Note:

      Car park is free of charge, however,  passengers must obtain a parking ticket when purchasing a travel ticket.  This can be issued from the ticket machine in the car park or from the ticket office.


      Cctv: Yes

      Open:
      Mon-Fri - 24h
      Saturday - 24h
      Sunday - 24h

      Website: https://www.nationalrail.co.uk/
    • Rail Replacement Services

      Wait at Rail Link Bus stop adjacent to Leisure Centre

    • Onward Travel

      Buy an Aberdare PlusBus ticket with your train ticket for discount-priced unlimited bus travel around the town. For details visit www.PlusBus.info

  • Passenger services
    • Customer Service
      Contact our Customer Relations team directly via the customer webform at www.tfwrail.wales
    • Left Luggage
      https://www.nationalrail.co.uk/
    • Lost Property

      Operator Name: Managed by Transport for Wales
      https://www.nationalrail.co.uk/

Live departures & arrivals

  • Overview
    • Aberdare Station sits on the Merthyr Line which 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 stationÕs 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
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