Warminster railway station

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Warminster National Rail
Warminster
Location
Place Warminster
Local authority Wiltshire
Coordinates 51°12′25″N 2°10′36″W / 51.2069°N 2.1768°W / 51.2069; -2.1768Coordinates: 51°12′25″N 2°10′36″W / 51.2069°N 2.1768°W / 51.2069; -2.1768
Grid reference ST877453
Operations
Station code WMN
Managed by First Great Western
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2002/03  0.279 million
2004/05 Increase 0.294 million
2005/06 Increase 0.299 million
2006/07 Increase 0.301 million
2007/08 Increase 0.304 million
2008/09 Increase 0.313 million
2009/10 Decrease 0.311 million
2010/11 Increase 0.337 million
2011/12 Increase 0.352 million
2012/13 Increase 0.355 million
History
Original company Great Western Railway
1851 Line opened from Westbury
1856 Line extended to Salisbury
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Warminster from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Warminster railway station is a railway station. It serves the town of Warminster, in Wiltshire, England.

The station is operated by First Great Western and is a main station on the Wessex Main Line with regular services to Bristol, Cardiff, Southampton and Portsmouth, as well as a limited service to and from Bristol and London Waterloo each weekday.

History[edit]

The station was opened, by the Great Western Railway, on 9 September 1851, as the terminus of its branch from Westbury on its Wilts, Somerset and Weymouth route. The branch was extended to Salisbury on 30 June 1856. The station was originally provided with a train shed covering the tracks and platforms, but this was removed around 1930 when the current canopies were erected in its place. The original wooden buildings were retained and are still in use today.[1]

Services[edit]

There is a basic hourly First Great Western (FGW) service in each direction from the station, westbound to Westbury, Bristol Temple Meads and Cardiff Central, and eastbound to Southampton and Portsmouth Harbour. There are also a few additional stopping trains between Bristol and Southampton and a small number of services that start or terminate here.[2]

Three South West Trains services each weekday operate to/from London Waterloo via Basingstoke, along with a fourth to and from Salisbury.[citation needed]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Dilton Marsh   First Great Western
Wessex Main Line
  Salisbury
Westbury   South West Trains
Bristol-London Waterloo (Limited Service)
  Salisbury
Historical railways
Dilton Marsh
Line and station open
  Great Western Railway
Wessex Main Line
  Heytesbury
Line open, station closed

References[edit]

  1. ^ Oakley, Mike (2004). Wiltshire Railway Stations. Wimbourne: The Dovecote Press. ISBN 1-904349-33-1. 
  2. ^ UK National Rail Timetable 2013, table 123