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Cardiff Central Railway Station (CDF)

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  • Stuart H.
    "wide barriers at the eastern end"(5 Tips)
    Sarah G.
    "Lovely tea and bacon roll from upper crust on the platform"(3 Tips)
    Gordon D.
    "You get a great welcome here if you draw or beat Swansea City."(2 Tips)
    Kris D.
    "New Pumpkin cafe in the concourse is fantastic - coffee 1st class"(3 Tips)
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  • Sandro D.
    Pretty cute to be so small
  • M. A.
    M. AlOsaimiApril 7, 2016
    4th trip to Cardiff
  • Owen
    OwenOctober 14, 2015
    The Subway with the lifts is often quieter
  • Owen
    OwenOctober 14, 2015
    Nice building
  • Peter P.
    Peter PattersonMarch 28, 2015
    Always on time.good
  • Alun R.
    Alun ReesJanuary 24, 2015
    Second train journey starting, the gaggle of valley girls on their hen day have just started on the fizz - corks popping a great noise at this time of the day.
    Upvoted Jul 6
  • Global H.
    Global HusseinNovember 17, 2014
    Well organized station. It has Costa Café and WHsmith shop
  • Jeffrey-Ryan B.
    Jeffrey-Ryan B.October 28, 2014
    The main rail station located in Cardiff that offers many trains across the United Kingdom xx
  • Martyn G.
    Martyn GreenwayOctober 24, 2014
    En route to Scotland - business & speaking.
  • Jennifer C.
    Jennifer CarterOctober 22, 2014
    Big and nice old brick work!
  • B P.
    B PSeptember 6, 2014
    Impressive views of Cardiff from the platforms.
  • Kiyote
    KiyoteAugust 18, 2014
    The 100 Bristol Airport Greyhound bus arrives in terminal B4 on the far side away from the train station.
  • Cardiff S.
    Cardiff ScotAugust 14, 2014
    The Penarth Road side is easier if you're being dropped off or picked up.
  • Paul G.
    Paul GoddardMay 13, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Where the fucks my fucking train cunts?
  • Mark H.
    Mark HenwoodApril 15, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Buying bottled water? The water in the snack shop by the east entrance is half the price of the stupidly expensive water in WHSmith.
  • Glyn
    GlynMarch 27, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Off to Swindon today...I can feel that Friday feeling coming :-)
  • Glyn
    GlynMarch 24, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Arrived home and relaxing and looking at fish in pond ;-)
  • Gareth W.
    Gareth WilliamsDecember 11, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    It can be a bit chilly on the platforms
  • Kirsty
    KirstyDecember 2, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Was told this morning that the back of the station is now closed until May due to the refurb. Pedestrians should be but no access for taxis.
  • Fatimah H.
    Fatimah HNovember 19, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    It's so COLD if you have a bit of waiting go to the waiting rooms on platform 3 💔😷!x
  • Aadil M.
    Aadil MukhtarSeptember 27, 2013
    Don't wait for your train without a beverage!!! It gets pretty windy and cold here!!
  • Alan G.
    Alan GloverSeptember 8, 2013
    Men's toilets on platform 2 are disgusting!
  • British Transport P.
    Welcome to the biggest and busiest station in Wales. Have you got everything with you? Brush up on how thieves work on the trains and join in with #TheTactics on Twitter. Read more
  • Graham S.
    Graham SandersJune 24, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't be a greedy mofo and put your coat and bag on the seat next to you as if there's no spare seats I will ask you to remove them
  • Jonathan B.
    Jonathan BeardApril 20, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    There is a platform 0 surprising at this station.
  • Chloe N.
    Chloe NicholsApril 2, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Free parking for 20 minutes on the Platform 0 side. Great for quick drop offs.
  • Andrew S.
    Andrew StephensJanuary 2, 2013
    Straight oppsite the Millenium Stadium - great for the rugby
  • Gordon D.
    Gordon DarbyshireJanuary 1, 2013
    You get a great welcome here if you draw or beat Swansea City.
  • Nicholas M.
    Nicholas MulhollandNovember 1, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Don't stand too close to the platform edge or you might get sucked off.
  • Nick J.
    Nick JonesOctober 29, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    To get to Platform 0 you need to go out through the ticket barriers, left and up the stairs to the right of the elevator.
  • Simon H.
    Simon HiscocksOctober 3, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    If you need to park here get the Ringo app rather than faffing around for change for the meter
  • Sian N.
    Sian NortheyAugust 5, 2012
    Don't forget to change platform
  • Sian N.
    Sian NortheyAugust 5, 2012
    Expensive vending machines
  • British Youth Council
    Are you U18? Is the price of fares in your area reasonable? Use 'YourSay' the BYC's new iPhone app - to tell us how much it costs for young people to use public transport in your area! Read more
  • Layla S.
    Layla SabeelMay 25, 2012
    Arriva services are the worst train services ever, they don't even have a plug
  • RailHelp.co.uk
    RailHelp.co.ukMay 6, 2012
    Looking for platform 5? Despite signage, there is no longer a platform 5. It used to be a bay platform between 3 and 4 to the west end. It may return during imminent re-signalling works.
  • John 忠威 Hans D.
    John 忠威 Hans Dyke🐑April 16, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Railcard gives you 1/3 of rail journey also includes London underground
  • Matt B.
    Matt BatesApril 14, 2012
    Pretty clean train station compared to a lot of the UK
  • Jacob A.
    Jacob AnthonyApril 13, 2012
    For the best rail travel savings and advice tweet @railhelp
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    RailHelp.co.ukMarch 31, 2012
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  • Vicky E.
    Vicky EarlsMarch 15, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    FGW can be so rude sometimes.
  • Dai T.
    Dai TheBayFebruary 25, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Wrap up warm in winter - it's bloody freezing on the platforms!
    Upvoted Jul 10
  • Vicky E.
    Vicky EarlsJanuary 26, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Arriva trains are always dirty and late. FGW or Cross Country are the best.
  • Vicky E.
    Vicky EarlsJanuary 16, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Not the most organise station in the world
  • Freya G.
    Freya GillDecember 17, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Watch out for the slippy car park!
  • Kevin S.
    Kevin SmithNovember 4, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't roll around drunk on a platform. The police tell you to leave.
  • Kerried A.
    Kerried AliveOctober 24, 2011
    Toilets are on the platform, so make sure you go before you exit to the concourse
  • Darren W.
    Darren WatersSeptember 22, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The first coffee shop opens 20 minutes after first trains of day depart. So bring a drink!
  • Katie V.
    Katie VernonSeptember 17, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Take a book! You might be waiting a little bit for the trains to arrive!
  • Bernard G.
    Bernard GooglesethAugust 28, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Learn from my mistake and don't miss your train. Check the times before leaving your house.
  • Jonathan A.
    Jonathan AngAugust 24, 2011
    This station defies the notion of time. The 21:04 train to Milford Haven remains on the board till past half 9.
  • Neil B.
    Neil BrownAugust 23, 2011
    Don't expect the infomation boards or the unhelpful staff to know when or at which platform your train will arrive.
  • Gareth-Lee S.
    Gareth-Lee SmithJuly 18, 2011
    If in no rush on matchday, kill time in town for at least an hour to make the journey a little more bearable.
  • Geoff C.
    Geoff CoxJune 25, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    If you're going on an EST service then be prepared to walk when it breaks down or doesn't turn up at all... They're beyond a joke!
  • Ben G.
    Ben GallivanJune 17, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Ever tempted to book a seat in the quiet carriage? Don't bother, they're louder if anything.
  • Jack M.
    Jack McKennaJune 4, 2011
    some drivers are a bit iffy about tickets on iPhones
  • Kris D.
    Kris DungeyMay 30, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    New Pumpkin cafe in the concourse is fantastic - coffee 1st class
  • Harold D.
    Harold DeemingMay 23, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Avoid late nights unless you are a fan of urine and vomit. In fact just avoid.
  • Graham C.
    Graham CoxMay 8, 2011
    If u haven't laughed at the Quadrant tip, go back and read it all the way through to the last letter! Haha!
  • John P.
    John PuttMay 6, 2011
    Upper Crest is always very good for fresh baguettes & there is a M & S.
  • Stuart H.
    Stuart HerbertApril 18, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    The lifts to most platforms are accessed via the wide barriers at the eastern end of the station
  • Stuart H.
    Stuart HerbertApril 11, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Always check the departure boards before going through the barriers. No sense waiting on a wind-swept platform when your train has been cancelled!
  • Stephen H.
    Stephen HarrisMarch 30, 2011
    Don't rely on the bus drivers waiting for more than a minute. In other words be early!
  • Andy S.
    Andy SeniorMarch 29, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    FYI theres an error on the time table that says the 26 stagecoach service bus to Blackwood takes 30 minutes to reach Blackwood. Your looking more at anythin from 70 to 100 minutes depending on traffic
  • Stephen G.
    Stephen GriffithsMarch 27, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    If you're travelling with National Express remember to go to their ticket office first to collect your travel pass. Defiantly will make things easier for all involved.
  • Sarah G.
    Sarah GilbertFebruary 18, 2011
    Lovely tea and bacon roll from upper crust on the platform
  • Graham S.
    Graham SandersJanuary 19, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Instead of buying the overpriced food and drinks within the station go to St Marys Street where you'll find a Tesco, Spar and Londis.
  • Nathan C.
    Nathan CollinsJanuary 14, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Don't flush the toilet while the train is stopped at a station.
  • Plwm B.
    Plwm BwmJanuary 14, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    If your London train is cancelled, look at going via Bristol Temple Meads rather than waiting ages for the next direct one.
  • Nathan C.
    Nathan CollinsJanuary 10, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Coffee at Upper Crust still tastes like piss.
  • Hannah G.
    Hannah GeorgeDecember 15, 2010
    i regularly use this
  • R. H.
    R. H.November 25, 2010
    good place to get to / from cardiff. plenty of shops n cafes n shit about
  • Lee W.
    Lee WilliamsNovember 16, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Stand towards the end of platform 1 when waiting for the train. Hardly anyone waits here and you can get a seat.
  • Emlyn U.
    Emlyn UnderhillNovember 5, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    I like the 1am train home on a Friday night. Cardiff to Bridgend. pure entertainment@
  • Francesca H.
    Francesca HoseNovember 4, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Great for trainspotter-spotters.
  • Gareth P.
    Gareth Pitt-NashOctober 26, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The croissants on the first great western trains are not that croissantish
  • Gareth P.
    Gareth Pitt-NashOctober 25, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    don't leave your bags on seats, it is rude and you may be charged extra
  • John W.
    John WilliamsOctober 11, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    There are - usually - more seats towards the front of the train. That's the Swansea end.
  • Michael S.
    Michael SeniorAugust 26, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Effiecent and regular service to the South Wales Valleys. Plat 6
  • Kris D.
    Kris DungeyJuly 27, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Tried upper crust today - food and coffee were excellent
  • Stuart H.
    Stuart HerbertJuly 9, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    If you are travelling up onto the valleys, you'll want platform 6.
  • Nick S.
    Nick StringerJuly 7, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Looking for platform 5? Good luck, because there isn't one.
  • Nathan C.
    Nathan CollinsJune 25, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Everything using the great western line (e.g. to London and S.W. England) goes from platform 1 or 2, sometimes 0.
  • Nick S.
    Nick StringerJune 21, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't worry about buying a ticket on a Sunday evening - the barriers will be open and no one will check.
  • barrie j d.
    barrie j daviesApril 15, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    good place to find trains
  • Jon B.
    Jon BrittonApril 3, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    If there's a big queue at the barrier, check the wider one because for some reason people often ignore it!
  • Elio Assuncao D.
    Elio Assuncao Digital MarketingMarch 7, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    you cannot cross railway towards the car park, you have to around the streets.
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