Aberdare (ABA)

Managed by Transport for Wales 

Aberdare station
Abernant Road
Mid Glamorgan
CF44 0PU

Station facilities

  • Station seating facilities

  • Trolleys

  • Refreshments

  • ATM machine

  • Toilets

  • Pay phone

    Pay phone Cards
  • Internet

  • Post box

  • Tourist information office

  • Shops



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Station Message: Alert!

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.

Getting to and from the station

PlusBus ticketing available for this location. For details of ticket prices and bus information, click here.
Car Park
Station Car Park
Transport for Wales
Phone number
03333 211 202

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. 

Opening hours
Monday - Friday 24 Hours a Day
Saturday 24 Hours a Day
Sunday 24 Hours a Day
Number of spaces
41  with 2 accessible spaces available
Accessible car park equipment
Wheelchair users can use car park equipment at this station unaided 

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.

Free of charge
There is no charge for railway users to park their cars in this car park
CCTV Coverage
Onward travel information

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

Impaired mobility set down / pick up points available

Ticket buying and collection

Ticket Office
Opening hours
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 05:40 - 13:55
Saturday 07:40 - 15:55

Temporary opening hours due to corona virus pandemic

Height adjusted ticket office counter
Height adjusted ticket counter is available at this station
Height adjusted ticket office counter note

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

Induction loop
This office has an induction loop
Ticket machines
Accessible ticket machines
There are accessible ticket machines at this station
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.

Collection of pre-purchased tickets
Yes, from either ticket office or self-service ticket machine
Smartcards issued
Smartcards top-up
Yes, at either ticket office or self-service ticket machine
Smartcards validators

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

More information about Penalty fares

Staffing and general services

Information available from staff
Yes - from ticket office 
Information services - opening times

Same as ticket office opening times

Passenger Information Systems
Departure screens, Arrival screens
Customer help points
Lost Property
Transport for Wales
03333 211 202
Customer Services
Contact our Customer Relations team directly via the customer webform at www.tfwrail.wales
Ticket gates
Location for Rail Replacement Services

Wait at Rail Link Bus stop adjacent to Leisure Centre


ATM Machine
Pay phones
Pay phones type
Waiting Rooms

Accessibility and mobility access

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

Wheelchairs available

Station Map

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