Cathays (CYS)

Managed by Transport for Wales 

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

Station facilities

  • Station seating facilities

  • Trolleys

  • Refreshments

  • ATM machine

  • Toilets

  • Pay phone

  • Internet

  • Post box

  • Tourist information office

  • Shops

 
 

Cathays

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Getting to and from the station

 
Car Park
No
Onward travel information

The nearest bus stop is on Park Place

Impaired mobility set down / pick up points available
No

Ticket buying and collection

 
Ticket Office
Yes
Opening hours
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 07:30 - 18:30
Saturday 09:30 - 15:30
Sunday Closed
Location

Entrance to Pontypridd bound platform.

Height adjusted ticket office counter
Height adjusted ticket counter is available at this station
Induction loop
This office has an induction loop
Ticket machines
Yes
Accessible ticket machines
There are accessible ticket machines at this station
Accessible ticket machines note

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.

Collection of pre-purchased tickets
Yes, from either ticket office or self-service ticket machine
Smartcards
Smartcards issued
No
Smartcards validators
No
More information about Penalty fares

Staffing and general services

 
Information available from staff
Yes - from ticket office 
Information services - opening times
Monday - Friday 07:00 - 19:00
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
 
Passenger Information Systems
Departure screens, Arrival screens
Customer help points
Yes

On the Pontypridd bound platform.

Lost Property
Yes
Managed by Transport for Wales
Visit our Lost Property page to submit a Lost Property form.
03333 211 202
Customer Services
Contact our Customer Relations team directly via the customer webform at www.tfwrail.wales
Ticket gates
Yes
CCTV
Yes
Location for Rail Replacement Services

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

Facilities

 
ATM Machine
No
Toilets
No
Waiting Rooms
No

Accessibility and mobility access

 
Helpline Contact
03333 211202
Helpline opening hours
Monday - Sunday 08:00 - 20:00
Staff help available
Yes
No platform staff available. Assistance is provided by the Conductor on the train.
Ramp for train access
Yes
Step free access coverage
No
Step free access note

While both platforms are step-free, there is no facility for wheelchair 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.

The nearest fully accessible station is Cardiff Queen Street.

Wheelchairs available
No
Nearest station with more facilities CRS Code
Cardiff Queen StreetCardiff Central

Station Map

 
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