Bedwyn railway station
|Managed by||Great Western Railway|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections|
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Key dates||Opened 1862|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Bedwyn from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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Bedwyn railway station serves the village of Great Bedwyn in Wiltshire, England. It is 66 miles 33 chains (106.88 km) measured from London Paddington. It is also, along with Pewsey, a station serving the market town of Marlborough which is 6 miles (10 km) away. A bus from the town connects with most trains on Mondays to Saturdays.
Bedwyn station was opened on 11 November 1862 by the Great Western Railway company as part of the Berks and Hants Railway from Hungerford to Devizes; the line continues in use as part of the Reading to Taunton Line. In 1900 the Stert and Westbury Railway allowed Devizes to be bypassed and Westbury became the next major station west of Bedwyn.
In 1905, owing to traffic for army camps on Salisbury Plain, the line west of Bedwyn was linked (via the Grafton Curve and a bridge over the Kennet and Avon Canal) to Grafton and Burbage on the north-south Swindon, Marlborough and Andover Railway. This line was closed in 1961.
The station has basic facilities including a bus-type shelter on both sides and information screens. The only crossing between platforms is via the road bridge over the railway.
The station is served by local services operated by Great Western Railway to and from London Paddington via Reading and Newbury. Local trains terminate at Bedwyn, and a crossover and siding at the west of the station allow them to reverse and lay over before returning east. The station is also served by a limited number of InterCity 125s that continue to/from Exeter St Davids and Plymouth via Taunton.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Hungerford||Great Western Railway
Paddington to Bedwyn
Reading – Taunton line
|Great Western Railway
Reading – Taunton Line
Line and station open
|Great Western Railway
Berks and Hants Extension Railway
|Savernake Low Level|
Line open, station closed
|Grafton and Burbage||Midland and South Western Junction Railway||Savernake Low Level|
- Oakley, Mike (2004). Wiltshire Railway Stations. Wimborne: The Dovecote Press. p. 14. ISBN 1904349331.
- "Victoria County History - Wiltshire - Vol 16 pp8-49 - Great Bedwyn". British History Online. University of London. Retrieved 27 November 2015.
- Table 116 National Rail timetable, May 2016
- Table 135 National Rail timetable, May 2016
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