Freshford railway station
|Local authority||Bath and North East Somerset|
|Managed by||First Great Western|
|Number of platforms||2|
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Original company||Great Western Railway|
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|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Freshford from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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Freshford railway station is a railway station serving the village of Freshford, Bath and North East Somerset, England. It also serves the nearby village of Limpley Stoke in Wiltshire. This station has a small car park for five cars. The station has two platforms and is served by First Great Western.
For many years the station had a notable flower garden maintained by the Vaisey sisters. This later faded but in 2007 local residents renovated the garden and planted new flowers in the memory of the Vaisey sisters. A few weeks later staff from Network Rail cut down all the flowers.
In February 2006, Platform 2 at Freshford was raised by 30 cm to reduce the large stepping gap between the train and the platform. It had been lowered in 1988 as part of the realignment of the track through the station to allow trains to pass at a faster speed. At the same time the platform was raised, the station also received additional improvements including better lighting and the construction of a new waiting shelter.
A half-hourly peak and hourly off-peak service is currently provided northbound to Bath Spa and Bristol and southbound to Bradford-on-Avon, Trowbridge, Westbury and then further to Weymouth and Southampton Central.
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|Bath Spa||First Great Western
Line open, station closed
|Great Western Railway
Wessex Main Line
Line and station open
- Kington, Miles (2007-09-17). "The railway station garden that set a rival village apart". The Independent. Retrieved 2009-11-06.
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