Freshford railway station

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Freshford National Rail
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Location
Place Freshford
Local authority Bath and North East Somerset
Coordinates 51°20′31″N 2°18′04″W / 51.3420°N 2.3010°W / 51.3420; -2.3010Coordinates: 51°20′31″N 2°18′04″W / 51.3420°N 2.3010°W / 51.3420; -2.3010
Grid reference ST791603
Operations
Station code FFD
Managed by Great Western Railway
Number of platforms 2
DfT category F2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 37,286
2012/13 Increase 39,160
2013/14 Increase 40,148
2014/15 Increase 44,414
2015/16 Decrease 43,160
History
Original company Great Western Railway
1857 Opened
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Freshford from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Freshford railway station is a railway station serving the village of Freshford, Bath and North East Somerset, England. It also serves the nearby village of Limpley Stoke in Wiltshire. The station has two platforms and is served by Great Western Railway.

For many years the station had a notable flower garden maintained by the Vaisey sisters. This later faded but in 2007 local residents renovated the garden and planted new flowers in the memory of the Vaisey sisters. A few weeks later staff from Network Rail cut down all the flowers.[1]

In February 2006, Platform 2 at Freshford was raised by 30 cm to reduce the large stepping gap between the train and the platform. It had been lowered in 1988 as part of the realignment of the track through the station to allow trains to pass at a faster speed. At the same time the platform was raised, the station also received additional improvements including better lighting and the construction of a new waiting shelter.[2]

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • On 12 November 2008, a passenger train collided with a van on a level crossing at Freshford. There were no injuries.[3]

Services[edit]

A half-hourly peak and hourly off-peak service is currently provided northbound to Bath Spa and Bristol and southbound to Bradford-on-Avon, Trowbridge, Westbury and then further to Weymouth and Southampton Central.

Preceding station National Rail Following station
Bath Spa   Great Western Railway
Bristol-Portsmouth/Brighton
Bristol-Weymouth
  Avoncliff
Historical railways
Limpley Stoke
Line open, station closed
  Great Western Railway
Wessex Main Line
  Avoncliff
Line and station open

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kington, Miles (2007-09-17). "The railway station garden that set a rival village apart". The Independent. Retrieved 2009-11-06. 
  2. ^ "No more 'mind the gap' at station". BBC. Retrieved 8 October 2014. 
  3. ^ "Train hits van on level crossing". BBC News Online. 13 November 2008. Retrieved 21 March 2017.