Cathays railway station is a small staffed station in Cathays, Cardiff. It is managed by Transport for Wales.
Entrance to Pontypridd bound platform.Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday: 07:30 - 18:30
Load a pre-purchased season ticket onto a smartcard using the smartcard validator or the ticket vending machine.
Contact our Customer Relations team directly via the customer webform at www.tfwrail.wales
Phone: 03333 211 202
On the Pontypridd bound platform.
No platform staff available. Assistance is provided by the Conductor on the train.
These machines accept debit/credit cards and cash.
The machine on the Cardiff-bound platform is only available during staffing hours.
The machine on the Pontypridd-bound platform is available all the time.
While both platforms are step-free, there is no facility for wheelchair users, mobility scooter users or persons with reduced mobility to cross between Platform 1 and 2 due to a steep footbridge. Customers who have travelled from the Valleys and wish to access the University or the Civic Centre are advised to travel to Queen Street station, change onto a North-bound service and alight at Cathays on the return service.
For full station facilities as stated in the Accessible Travel Policy, please visit the Transport for Wales website: www.tfwrail.wales/our-network/stations.
The nearest bus stop is on Park Place
At the bus stops adjacent to the Cardiff University Students' Union on Park Place
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.
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