Aberdare station
Abernant Road
CF44 0PU

Ticket office

Monday: 5:40 AM to 1:55 PM
Tuesday: 5:40 AM to 1:55 PM
Wednesday: 5:40 AM to 1:55 PM
Thursday: 5:40 AM to 1:55 PM
Friday: 5:40 AM to 1:55 PM
Saturday: 7:40 AM to 3:55 PM

Station details


The ticket office is closed until Monday 13 September due to Metro transformation works. Sorry for the inconvenience caused. To buy a ticket

  • Use the self-service ticket machine
  • Download the TfW Rail app

Revenue protection inspectors are regularly patrolling our network checking tickets. You must buy a valid ticket for your journey before getting on the train - it's the law. If not, you risk prosecution and fines of up to £1000.

General information

Station Operator: AW
Station Code: ABA
Staffing Level: partTime

Ticket buying & collection

Oyster Pre Pay: No
Oyster Validator: No
Smartcard Issued: No
Smartcard Validaton: Yes
Oyster Topup: No
Prepurchase Collection: Yes
Smartcard Topup: Yes
Ticket Machine: Yes

Passenger services

Lost Property Contact Available: Yes
Phone number: 03333 211 202
Website: Go to website
Ticket Gate: No
Customer Services: Contact our Customer Relations team directly via the customer webform at www.tfwrail.wales
Customer Help Points: Yes

Station facilities

ATM Machine: No
Baby Change: No
Seated Area: Yes
Passenger Information Systems: DepartureScreens, ArrivalScreens
Shops: No
Station Buffet: No
Telephones (Cards & Coins): Yes
Toilets: No
Waiting Room: No

Car parking

Car parking: Yes
Name: Station Car Park
Operator: Transport for Wales
Spaces: 41
Car Parking Contact Available: No
Phone number: 03333 211 202
Website: Go to website

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. 


Cycle Storage Availability: No
Sheltered: no
Spaces: 0
Cycle Storage CCTV: Yes

Other transport

Location for rail replacement services:

Wait at Rail Link Bus stop adjacent to Leisure Centre

Taxi Rank: No
Bus Service: Yes
Bus Service Note:

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


Accessible Booking Office Counter: Yes
Accessible Booking Office Counter Note:

Ticket office closed until 13 September 2021. See station message at the top of this page for details.

Accessible Public Telephones: No
Accessible Toilets: No
Induction Loop: Yes
Wheelchairs Available: No
Ramp For Train Access: Yes
Step Free Access: Yes
Step Free Access Note:

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

Accessible Taxis: No
Accessible Ticket Machines: Yes
Accessible Ticket Machines Note:

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.

Impaired Mobility Set Down: No
Staff Help Available: Yes
Staff Help Available Note: No platform staff available. Assistance is provided by the Conductor on the train.

The information in this document was generated 23/10/2021 14:52:39