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Cathays Train Station

Cathays

Cathays station
Plas-y-Parc
Cardiff
Cardiff
CF10 3LU

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Ticket office opening hours:

Friday - 07:30 to 18:30
Saturday - 09:30 to 15:30
Sunday

  • NO Waiting room
  • YES Ticket machine
  • NO Toilet
  • YES Impaired Access Staff

Station facilities

  • Restrooms
    • Toilets No
    • Baby Change No
  • Ticketing Services & Information
    • Oyster Pre-Pay No
    • Ticket Machine YES Yes
    • Customer Service Note Entrance to Pontypridd bound platform.
    • Penalty Fares http://www.arrivatrainswales.co.uk/revenueenforcementpolicy
    • Smartcard Notes Smartcard Issued: No
      Smartcard Validator: Yes

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

  • Ticketing Hours
    • Ticket Office Hours Friday - 07:30 to 18:30
      Saturday - 09:30 to 15:30
      Sunday
  • Station Information
    • ATM No
    • Baby Change No
    • Bureau De Change No
    • Lost Property YES Yes
    • Post Box No
    • Shops No
    • Seated Area No
    • Station Buffet No
    • Showers No
    • Trolley No
    • Wifi No
    • Waiting Room No
    • Lost Property Phone number: 03333 211 202

      Operator Name: Managed by Transport for Wales
    • Lost Property: URL https://www.nationalrail.co.uk/
    • Customer Service Note Contact our Customer Relations team directly via the customer webform at www.tfwrail.wales (https://tfwrail.wales)
    • Information Systems DepartureScreensArrivalScreens
    • Lost Property Number 03333 211 202
    • Staffing Level YES Yes
  • Station Location & Directions
    • Latitude 51.48890064
    • Longitude -3.178693049
  • Accessibility
    • Accessible Public Telephones No
    • Accessible Taxis No
    • First Class Lounge No
    • Help Points YES Yes
    • Impaired Accessible Booking Office Counter YES Yes
    • Impared Access Staff YES Yes
    • Impared Access Ticket Gate YES Yes
    • Impaired Accessible Ticket Machines YES Yes
    • Induction Loop No
    • Impaired Mobility Set Down No
    • National Key Toilets No
    • Ramp for Train Access YES Yes
    • Wheel chairs Available No
    • Impaired Access Helpline Hours Monday - Sunday - 08:00 to 20:00
    • Accesible Ticket Machine

      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.

    • Customer Help Point On the Pontypridd bound platform.
    • Helpline YES Yes
    • Helpline Contact Details 03333 211202
    • Helpline Contact URL https://www.nationalrail.co.uk/
    • Step Free Access

      Category B3

      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.


      Coverage: no Part Of Station
    • Step Free Access Coverage No Part of Station
    • Staff Help No platform staff available. Assistance is provided by the Conductor on the train.
  • Phones, Internet & Wi-fi
    • Station Amenities: Telephone No
    • Web Kiosk: Available No
    • Station Amenities: Wi-Fi Find WiFi Hotspots around Cathays station (http://btopenzone.hotspot-directory.com )
    • Telephone: Usage Type Cards And Coins
  • Dining and Shopping
    • Dining & Shopping: Shops No
    • Dining & Shopping: Station Buffet No
  • Cycle Storage
    • Availability No
    • Closed Circuit TV YES Yes
    • Sheltered no
    • Spaces No
  • Bus information
    • Bus Service: Availability YES Yes
    • Bus Service: Note The nearest bus stop is on Park Place
  • Baggage Services
    • Left Luggage: Available No
    • Left Luggage: URL https://www.nationalrail.co.uk/
  • Other transportation
    • Rail Replacement Services

      At the bus stops adjacent to the Cardiff University Students' Union on Park Place

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