Pencoed railway station
|Managed by||Transport for Wales Rail|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections|
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Original company||South Wales Railway|
|Pre-grouping||Great Western Railway|
|Post-grouping||Great Western Railway|
|19 June 1850||Opened|
|2 November 1964||Closed|
|11 May 1992||Reopened|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Pencoed from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
|UK railways portal|
Pencoed railway station is a minor station in Pencoed, Bridgend county borough, south Wales. The station is located at street level at The Square in Pencoed, 161.5 miles (260 km) from London Paddington. It is a stop on the South Wales Main Line, served by trains on the Maesteg Line, and occasionally by Swanline Cardiff to Swansea regional services, as well as the peak time Manchester to Carmarthen service. All trains are operated by Transport for Wales Rail.
The present station was one of two reopened between Cardiff & Bridgend by British Rail in September 1992 as part of the Maesteg Line reinstatement scheme - the previous station here having succumbed to the Beeching Axe in November 1964 (along with many other smaller stations on the Cardiff to Swansea main line).
The station has 2 platforms:
The station is unmanned - there is no ticket office nor are there any platform entry barriers. Passengers must purchase tickets on board trains or from a self-service ticket machine near the station entrance on platform 2. The two platforms are offset from each other, with platform 2 (Cardiff-bound) to the east of the level crossing that bisects the site and platform 1 (West Wales) to the west of it. Each platform has a waiting shelter, CIS display and timetable posters, whilst there is also a customer help point at the entrance to platform 1. Though the station footbridge has steps, level access to both sides is possible via the road crossing.
In June 2008, a 16-year-old girl Sophie Harris was struck by a train and killed. Harris had been drinking.
There is a basic hourly service in each direction Mon-Sat, westwards to Bridgend and Maesteg and westwards to Cardiff Central (with regular extensions through to Cheltenham Spa). On Sundays, there are four calls Eastbound and five calls westbound, provided by the Carmarthen to Manchester Piccadilly service. Most trains operating are Class 175 Coradia units. 
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Llanharan||Transport for Wales
|Pontyclun||Transport for Wales
South Wales Main Line
- Pencoed station facilities National Rail Enquiries
- GB eNRT May 2017 Edition, Table 128
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