Cathays railway station

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Coordinates: 51°29′21″N 3°10′45″W / 51.4891°N 3.1793°W / 51.4891; -3.1793

Cathays National Rail
Cathays
Location
Place Cathays
Local authority Cardiff
Grid reference ST182773
Operations
Station code CYS
Managed by Arriva Trains Wales
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  0.483 million
2005/06 Decrease 0.379 million
2006/07 Decrease 0.388 million
2007/08 Increase 0.509 million
2008/09 Increase 0.622 million
2009/10 Increase 0.674 million
2010/11 Increase 0.701 million
2011/12 Increase 0.755 million
2012/13 Increase 0.773 million
2013/14 Increase 0.807 million
History
3 October 1983 Opened
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Cathays from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Cathays railway station is a station lying on the Merthyr Tydfil and Rhondda lines in the Cathays district of Cardiff, Wales. The station is 1¼ miles (2 km) north of Cardiff Central.

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[1] 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.

Services[edit]

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.

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Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Cardiff Queen Street   Arriva Trains Wales
Merthyr Line
  Llandaf
Arriva Trains Wales
Rhondda Line