Bridgend railway station
Infobox UK station
Arriva Trains Wales
borough=Bridgend county borough
railway station( _cy. Gorsaf Pen-y-bont ar Ogwr) is a mainline railway station serving the town of Bridgend, South Wales. It is located approximately halfway between Cardiffand Swanseaat the point where the line to Maesteg diverges from the South Wales Main Line, and is the western terminus of the Vale of Glamorgan Linefrom Cardiffvia Barry and Llantwit Major. It is the fifth busiest station in Walesafter Cardiff Central, Cardiff Queen Street, Newport and Swansea
Passenger services are operated by
First Great Western(trains to and from London Paddington) and Arriva Trains Wales.
The station has 4 platforms: 1A, 1, 2, and the rarely used platform 3. Platforms 1 and 2 are full length platforms used for almost all services including the Swansea to London high-speed service. Platform 1A was opened in
July 2005by Andrew Daviesto act as the terminus for the newly re-opened Vale of Glamorgan Line, it is now also used for the service to Aberdare. Platform 3, long redundant, has been re-commissioned as an overflow platform and is often used for the Bridgend to Maestegservice.
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