Cathays railway station
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The station is located next to Cardiff University Students' Union and a short walk from the Welsh Government and other Civic buildings in Cathays Park. The footbridge over the railway is much used as a shortcut between Park Place and Senghenydd Road. When Cathays opened in 1983 it reversed a trend to close stations by being one of the first stations to be built in Wales for 60 years.
Cathays station is now manned during peak hours, following the introduction of a new automated ticket barrier system in Summer 2007. Cathays has two platforms, both with a small shelter and an information screen displaying the next train's arrival. There is a car park on the Senghennydd Road side, which is University owned and not for general public use.
During the daytime from Monday to Saturday, there are usually six trains an hour from Cardiff Central to destinations including Aberdare, Pontypridd, Treherbert and Merthyr Tydfil. Some trains continue beyond Cardiff to Penarth, Barry Island or Bridgend via The Vale of Glamorgan Line.
There are bus services operating from outside the station, namely the northbound Capital City Green service.
- Hooper, Alan; Punter, John (28 February 2007). Capital Cardiff 1975-2020: Regeneration, Competitiveness and the Urban Environment. Wales: University of Wales Press. p. 198. ISBN 9780708320631.
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