Cardiff Queen Street / Caerdydd Heol y Frenhines (CDQ)

Cardiff Queen Street (Caerdydd Heol y Frenhines) is the second busiest station in Wales and is a hub for the Valley Lines in South Wales and Cardiff local services as well as the Butetown branch line to Cardiff Bay.

TfW 143 624 stands at the station

Type: National Rail (Valley Lines & Butetown Branch)
Station code: CDQ
Opened: 1840
Platforms: 5

The station was opened in 1840 as Crockherbtown by the Taff Vale Railway. It gained its current name in 1887 following a rebuild of the station. The station was much changed in 1973 following another rebuild where the overall roof and Taff Vale Railway frontage was removed. Further rebuilding work took place in 2014 where two platforms were reinstated bringing the total in use to five.

The station is managed by Transport for Wales who also operate all services to the station.
View of station canopies

Main station building

The Cardiff Bay shuttle arrives

Bilingual signage of course

View down the platform against a backdrop of the Welsh capital