Posted by Lewis on the 9th April 2013
Aberdare had a proud railway station within my lifetime (I'm 40). The current station is more of a halt. It is shabby and shameful. Aberdare is the main town of the Cynon Valley and deserves a station which reflects its history and position.
I appreciate this will take money. The station car park was recently upgraded. Any investment will be returned. The old High Level Station building is available and would give a much better impression of our town than the bus shelter stop we currently endure.
The High Level Station is a heritage building and sets a far better example of Aberdare.
Potential! Heritage building, better station, ticket office, waiting room, coffee shop, toilets, small WH Smiths (or similar), easier access for elderly and disabled as a gentle ramp leads directly from the car park, and a nicer welcome!
Let's make Aberdare proud again!
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