Leominster railway station
|Managed by||Transport for Wales|
|Number of platforms||2|
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|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Leominster from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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Leominster has 2 operational platforms for north (Ludlow) and south (Hereford) bound trains respectively, though in the past it had three more to the east of the ones now in use.
Developed jointly by the Great Western Railway and the LNWR, it was originally a through station on their joint Shrewsbury and Hereford Railway. The GWR then took over two independently financed and developed branch lines, creating a busy junction station:
- Leominster and Kington Railway to Kington and Presteigne (Platforms 3/4)
- Worcester, Bromyard and Leominster Railway to Worcester (Platforms 4/5)
Both branches were however closed to passenger traffic by British Railways in the 1950s – services to Worcester ended in 1952 and to Kington in 1955.
The station has a ticket office on platform 1, that is manned on a part-time basis on weekdays only (06:55 – 13:25). There is a self-service ticket machine provided for use outside of these times and for collecting pre-paid tickets. Platform 2 has a shelter only, whilst there are customer help points, digital information displays and automatic announcements provided to offer train running details on both sides.. Though the footbridge linking the platforms has stairs, level access is provided to each platform.
Leominster now sees a regular service to important cities. The Monday-Saturday off-peak service is:
- 1 train per hour (tph) to Manchester Piccadilly, calling at Ludlow, Craven Arms, Church Stretton, Shrewsbury, Crewe, Wilmslow and Stockport. (certain trains also call at Whitchurch and Nantwich).
- 1 tph to Carmarthen, calling at Hereford, Abergavenny, Cwmbran, Newport, Cardiff Central, Bridgend, Port Talbot Parkway, Neath, Swansea, Llanelli and Pembrey and Burry Port.
- Mitchell, Vic; Smith, Keith (2004). Worcester to Hereford. West Sussex: Middleton Press. figs. 40–42. ISBN 9781904474388. OCLC 862604858.
- Mitchell, Vic; Smith, Keith (2007). Ludlow to Hereford. Middleton Press. pp. 25–34. ISBN 9781906008147. OCLC 258060509.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Hereford||Transport for Wales
Welsh Marches Line
Line and station closed
|Great Western Railway
Leominster and Kington Railway
|Terminus||Great Western Railway
Worcester, Bromyard and Leominster Railway
|Stoke Prior Halt|
Line and station closed