* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Ton Pentre from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
The station was opened by the Taff Vale Railway (TVR) on 4 February 1861. The TVR amalgamated with the Great Western Railway at the start of 1922, and the GWR renamed the station Ystrad (Rhondda) in December 1930. On 29 September 1986, the station was renamed Ton Pentre, when new station buildings were opened.