Trowbridge railway station
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|Managed by||First Great Western|
|Number of platforms||2|
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Original company||Wilts, Somerset and Weymouth Railway|
|Pre-grouping||Great Western Railway|
|Post-grouping||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 Trowbridge from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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Trowbridge railway station is a railway station on the Wessex Main Line serving the town of Trowbridge in Wiltshire, England. The station is 24 miles (39 km) south east of Bristol Temple Meads and is managed by First Great Western.
Originally opened by the Wilts, Somerset and Weymouth Railway in 1848 as part of their Thingley Junction to Westbury line, it gained a link to Bath & Bristol nine years later thanks to the Great Western Railway. This is now the main line, as the original route to Chippenham has been singled and reduced to secondary status.
The small station building is located on the northbound platform (platform 1). This platform is for trains to Bath. Bristol and Cardiff. Platform 2, on the southbound line is for trains to Westbury, London and the South Coast.
The station building contains a ticket office. Inside, there are benches, vending machines and one of the two electronic information signs. There are toilet facilities. Metro newspapers are available and other outdoor seating areas. On Platform 1 are covered bike stands and benches. Platform 2 has an electronic display sign, bike racks, train timetables and a small shelter with benches.
Regular service (at present half-hourly each way Mon-Sat, hourly on Sundays) is provided by First Great Western to Bath Spa, Bristol Temple Meads and either Gloucester or Cardiff Central northbound and Weymouth or Southampton and Portsmouth in the south.
The original WS&WR line diverges to the north of Trowbridge, carrying a (currently) limited passenger service (two per day each way Mon-Sat, one each way on Sundays) to/from Swindon and providing trains to Melksham/Chippenham. There are also limited services to Cheltenham Spa and Chippenham. There is currently an early morning commuter service to London and a return, however for a regular service customers have to travel to Chippenham (half hourly service to London) or Westbury (two hourly service to London). This is due to be improved to a two-hourly service (8 trains each way total) at the December 2013 timetable change.
The station is served by a limited service between Bristol Temple Meads and London Waterloo by South West Trains.
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