Keynsham railway station
|Local authority||Bath and North East Somerset|
|Managed by||First Great Western|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures and station information
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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 Keynsham from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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Keynsham railway station is a railway station serving the town of Keynsham in Bath and North East Somerset, England. It is located on the London-Bristol and Bristol-Southampton trunk routes and was opened on 31 August 1840 with the completion of the Great Western Railway line between Bristol and Bath. It was renamed Keynsham and Somerdale on 1 February 1925 with the opening of the Fry's chocolate factory at Somerdale. The station was rebuilt in 1931 to accommodate longer trains bringing in workers who had transferred from a factory in Bristol belonging to the company.
The station's name reverted to Keynsham on 6 May 1974. By this time many workers had relocated to Keynsham, or commuted by car. The factory had its own rail system which was connected to the mainline. The connection to Fry's chocolate factory was taken out of use on 26–27 July 1980.
The station was rebuilt in 1985 as a joint project between British Rail and Avon County Council. The rebuilding provided a new brick built shelter on platform 1, a new footbridge and the enlargement of the car park. Further construction work has begun in mid-2009. In 2011 a campaign group was formed to gain improved access for the disabled at the station. As of March 2014 work has started on building a disabled access ramp to provide disabled access to Platform 1. The work is due to be completed by summer 2014.
Keynsham Station has at least an hourly service in each direction between Monday and Saturday, with roughly a 2 hourly service on Sunday. Destinations include: Brighton; Southampton; London Waterloo; Weymouth; Cardiff; Bath Spa; and Bristol Temple Meads. The majority of its services are a combination of 2 hourly Weymouth trains and 2 hourly Southampton trains eastbound and an hourly service to Bristol and Gloucester in the other direction.
The following bus services stop just outside the station on Keynsham Road:
All the services are operated by First Bristol except the 533. Services 37 and 319 are temporarily diverted through Keynsham due to the A431 road closed at Kelston. First Bristol services 38, 39 and 178 stop in the town centre just a short walk away.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Bristol Temple Meads||First Great Western
Great Malvern/Gloucester - Westbury/South Coast
|Bristol Temple Meads||South West Trains
Bristol - London Waterloo
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- "Operators". Bath and North East Somerset Council. Retrieved 27 June 2012.
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