The station was opened by the Cardiff Railway on 1 March 1911 as Coryton Halt; it was renamed Coryton Halt (Glam) by the Great Western Railway in 1926, and relocated in 1931. It was proposed for closure in the Beeching Report of 1963, but survived. The line beyond here closed to all traffic in 1952. The station was renamed Coryton on 5 May 1969. There is one platform with a single bus-stop style shelter and benches. The station has two entrances, one wheelchair accessible from Park Crescent and one down a flight of steps from the A4054 road bridge over the track.
Journey time to Queen Street is 15 minutes, Central 19 minutes and Radyr 39 minutes. Connections can be made at Queen Street for other Valley Lines services and at Central for main-line destinations across the country.