Maesteg railway station

Maesteg railway station is one of two railway stations that serve the town of Maesteg in Wales. The British Rail 1992 built station is located in the centre of the town, adjacent to the Asda Supermarket store and on former sidings 8+14 miles (13.3 km) north of Bridgend. Passenger services are operated by Transport for Wales.

National Rail
Arrival from Cheltenham (geograph 6257374).jpg
General information
LocationMaesteg, Bridgend
Coordinates51°36′35″N 3°39′17″W / 51.6096°N 3.6547°W / 51.6096; -3.6547Coordinates: 51°36′35″N 3°39′17″W / 51.6096°N 3.6547°W / 51.6096; -3.6547
Grid referenceSS855913
Managed byTransport for Wales Rail
Other information
Station codeMST
ClassificationDfT category F1
Key dates
25 February 1864Opened
1 July 1924Name changed to Maesteg Castle Street
6 May 1968Name changed to Maesteg
22 June 1970Closed to public
14 July 1970Last school train
28 September 1992Reopened by British Rail
2008Platform lengthened to accommodate 4 car trains.
2016/17Increase 0.191 million
2017/18Increase 0.192 million
2018/19Decrease 0.183 million
2019/20Decrease 0.178 million
2020/21Decrease 29,472
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road


The footbridge of the old Castle Street station, a few hundred yards further up the line.

The station is now the terminus of the Maesteg Line from Cardiff via Bridgend. Previously the line continued northbound through the old Maesteg Castle Street railway station (opened in 1864), which closed with the withdrawal of passenger services in 1970. Mineral traffic had continued to several collieries in the areas until November 1985 (with the route remaining open past Llynfi North Junction as far north as Nantyffyllon to serve the NCB Maesteg Central Washery as well as the three pits) but the closure of the last remaining mine at St John's and the washery saw the line fall into disuse.

The former station platforms and footbridge still exist, although the track has now been removed and there is heavy tree and plant growth at the location.


The station is unstaffed and has a single platform with waiting shelter, CIS display, customer help point, timetable information board and self-service ticket machine next to the main entrance. The latter can be used for collecting pre-paid tickets as well as for purchasing tickets prior to travel. Level access is available between the car park and platform.[1] The platform was lengthened in 2008 to allow four-car trains to operate busier services. This was funded by the Welsh Assembly Government and the European Union.


The general service pattern is one train per hour to Cardiff Central via Bridgend, with most trains extended to Cheltenham Spa via Newport, Chepstow, Lydney and Gloucester.[2] One service a day starts from Chester. The first train of the day (0644) is a through working to Ebbw Vale Town.

Preceding station   National Rail Following station
Maesteg (Ewenny Road)   Transport for Wales
Maesteg Line
Disused railways
Nantyffyllon   Great Western Railway
Llynvi and Ogmore Railway


  1. ^ Maesteg station facilities National Rail Enquiries
  2. ^ GB eNRT May 2017 Edition, Table 128 (Network Rail)

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