Public Transport in Cynon Valley
Most of the bus routs in Cynon Valley start and end at Aberdare bus station. The whole of The Cynon Valley is easily accessible by bus with regular services and bus stops at regular intervals. Destinations outside of the valley include the major cities of Cardiff and Swansea, together with other valley towns such as Merthyr, Pontypridd and Tonypandy.
The main service providers are Stagecoach and Veolia?
National express also operate a daily service to many UK city destinations.
Here are some useful links:-
Train services are operated by Arriva Trains Wales who run varying hourly and half hourly services between Aberdare station and
Cardiff Central, serving many other towns and villages such as Mountain Ash and Pontypridd along the way.
The bus station is easily accessible from the railway station by means of a footbridge, but some Trecynon, Penywaun, Hiwaun and Rhigos buses actually meet the train at the station exit to extend the rail service northwards.
More information on:- www.arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Whilst most Cynon Valley railway stations are new and modern, you can also step back in time at Abercynon Railway Station, a firm favourite with local train spotters, with it's old, GWR style signal box and signals.
nearest major international airport is Cardiff Wales Airport (formally known as
Rhoose Airport). In recent years it has become a major player in U.K. air travel
with over 50 direct destinations and over 400 worldwide connecting flights.
If you are interested in local aviation history, then this link is just up your street.
It is run by Gary Hillard who used to work for Cambrian Airways at Rhoose Airport.
It is an Aladdin's Cave of information on the civil aviation scene in South Wales from the 1950s onward. The site is teaming with images of those long forgotten airliners and will certainly bring a lump to the throat of most enthusiasts.
'Cambrian DC3' courtesy of Classic Art and Models