Patchway railway station

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Patchway National Rail
Patchway
View north from the southern end of the station
Location
Place Patchway
Local authority South Gloucestershire
Coordinates 51°31′33″N 2°33′44″W / 51.5258°N 2.5623°W / 51.5258; -2.5623Coordinates: 51°31′33″N 2°33′44″W / 51.5258°N 2.5623°W / 51.5258; -2.5623
Grid reference ST610809
Operations
Station code PWY
Managed by First Great Western
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2002/03   16,898
2004/05 Increase 22,202
2005/06 Increase 33,957
2006/07 Increase 42,463
2007/08 Increase 44,929
2008/09 Increase 45,280
2009/10 Increase 49,812
2010/11 Increase 59,474
2011/12 Increase 67,418
2012/13 Increase 82,198
History
Original company Bristol and South Wales Union Railway
Pre-grouping Great Western Railway
Post-grouping Great Western Railway
1863 Opened "Patchway"
1885 Resited and renamed
"Patchway and Stoke Gifford"
1908 Renamed "Patchway"
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Patchway from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Patchway railway station is a minor railway station located at street level of Station Road in Little Stoke village near the town of Patchway, South Gloucestershire, England. It is a stop on the South Wales Main Line branch of the Great Western Main Line, served by local trains operated by First Great Western.

First Great Western high speed services use this station to stop when the line to Bristol Parkway is closed for engineering work.

History[edit]

The station was opened by the Bristol and South Wales Union Railway on 8 September 1863. On 10 August 1883 it was moved 440 yards (400 m) southwards and renamed as "Patchway and Stoke Gifford" but reverted to its original name of "Patchway" on 27 October 1908.

Services[edit]

The station is currently (May 2010) served hourly in each direction on weekdays. Westbound trains run to Newport & Cardiff Central and southbound to Bristol Temple Meads, Weston-super-Mare and Taunton. There are limited services to Portsmouth Harbour that also call here during early morning and late evening. CrossCountry trains also operate one service per day in each direction to/from Cardiff, then onwards to Temple Meads, Birmingham New Street and Manchester Piccadilly.

There is a limited Sunday service (approximately every three hours each way) provided by the Cardiff Central to Portsmouth Harbour trains.

Mosaic panel at the station names the major destinations
Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Pilning   First Great Western
Cardiff Central - Taunton
(Saturdays only, limited service)
  Filton Abbey Wood
Severn Tunnel Junction First Great Western
Cardiff Central - Taunton
Severn Tunnel Junction   CrossCountry
Cardiff Central - Manchester Piccadilly
(Mondays to Saturdays only, limited service)
  Filton Abbey Wood

Station layout[edit]

Platform 1 - Trains to Filton Abbey Wood and Bristol Temple Meads and onwards towards Taunton.

Platform 2 - Trains to Severn Tunnel Junction, Newport and Cardiff Central.

See also[edit]