Leominster railway station

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Leominster National Rail
Leominster railway station 1.jpg
Location
PlaceLeominster
Local authorityHerefordshire
Grid referenceSO501588
Operations
Station codeLEO
Managed byTransport for Wales
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryE
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Decrease 0.249 million
2014/15Increase 0.274 million
2015/16Increase 0.277 million
2016/17Decrease 0.260 million
2017/18Increase 0.262 million
National RailUK railway stations
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* 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.
GW 0-4-2T in the Goods yard in 1963

Leominster railway station lies on the Welsh Marches Line serving the Herefordshire town of Leominster in England. It is situated 11 14 miles (18.1 km) north of Hereford.

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.

History[edit]

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:

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.

Facilities[edit]

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[1].

Service today[edit]

Leominster now sees a regular service to important cities. The Monday-Saturday off-peak service is:

On Sundays there is also an hourly service each way, though trains do not start running until mid-morning. This include a departure northbound to Chester and Holyhead in the late afternoon.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Leominster station facilities National Rail Enquiries
  2. ^ Table 131 National Rail timetable, December 2016

Further reading[edit]

  • 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.

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Hereford   Transport for Wales
Welsh Marches Line
  Ludlow
Disused railways
Kingsland
Line and station closed
  Great Western Railway
Leominster and Kington Railway
  Terminus
Terminus   Great Western Railway
Worcester, Bromyard and Leominster Railway
  Stoke Prior Halt
Line and station closed

Coordinates: 52°13′30″N 2°43′48″W / 52.225°N 2.730°W / 52.225; -2.730