Trowbridge railway station

Coordinates: 51°19′12″N 2°12′51″W / 51.3200°N 2.2143°W / 51.3200; -2.2143
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Trowbridge station 2010.jpg
General information
LocationTrowbridge, Wiltshire
Coordinates51°19′12″N 2°12′51″W / 51.3200°N 2.2143°W / 51.3200; -2.2143
Grid referenceST851578
Managed byGreat Western Railway
Other information
Station codeTRO
ClassificationDfT category D
Original companyWilts, Somerset and Weymouth Railway
Pre-groupingGreat Western Railway
Post-groupingGreat Western Railway
Key dates
2017/18Decrease 0.930 million
 Interchange Decrease 32,346
2018/19Increase 0.934 million
 Interchange Increase 37,084
2019/20Decrease 0.917 million
 Interchange Increase 40,976
2020/21Decrease 0.252 million
 Interchange Decrease 10,682
2021/22Increase 0.640 million
 Interchange Increase 31,481
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

Trowbridge railway station is a railway station on the Wessex Main Line serving the town of Trowbridge in Wiltshire, England. The station is 24 miles (39 km) south east of Bristol Temple Meads and is managed by Great Western Railway.

Originally opened by the Wilts, Somerset and Weymouth Railway in 1848 as part of their Thingley Junction to Westbury line, it gained a link to Bath and Bristol nine years later thanks to the Great Western Railway. This is now the main line, as the original route to Chippenham has been singled and reduced to secondary status.


The small station building is located on the northbound platform (platform 1). This platform is for trains to Bath, Bristol and Cardiff. Platform 2, on the southbound line is for trains to Westbury, London and the South Coast.

The station building contains a staffed ticket office, benches, vending machines, one electronic information sign, timetable information, bus timetable information and free leaflets, toilet facilities and Free Metro newspapers are available. On Platform 1 there are Two electronic information signs, covered bike stands, benches, shelter with benches, one self-service ticket machine. Platform 2 has a two electronic display signs, covered bike racks, train timetables, a shelter with benches, one self-service ticket machine, public telephone and taxi hiring.


A train to Portsmouth

Regular service (at present half-hourly each way Mon-Sat, hourly on Sundays) is provided by Great Western Railway to Bath Spa, Bristol Temple Meads and either Gloucester or Cardiff Central northbound and Weymouth or Southampton Central and Portsmouth Harbour in the south.[1]

The original WS&WR line diverges to the north of Trowbridge, formerly carried a limited passenger service (two per day each way Mon-Sat, one each way on Sundays) to/from Swindon via Melksham and Chippenham. This was improved to a two-hourly service (8 trains each way total on weekdays, 5 each way on Sundays) at the December 2013 timetable change. Two services continue beyond Swindon through to Cheltenham Spa on weekdays only.

There is also an early morning direct service to London Paddington from Bristol Temple Meads, departing Trowbridge at 5.41 am, operated by either a Class 800 or Class 802 'Intercity Express Train'. There is no return service.[2]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Bradford-on-Avon   Great Western Railway
Great Malvern/Gloucester - Westbury/South Coast
Melksham   Great Western Railway
Swindon - Westbury
Bradford-on-Avon   Great Western Railway
Cardiff Central - Portsmouth Harbour


  1. ^ GB National Rail Timetable May 2016, Table 123 (Network Rail)
  2. ^ "Timetable B1 train times 11 Dec 2022 - 20 May 2023" (PDF). Great Western Railway. 11 December 2023. Archived (PDF) from the original on 15 March 2023. Retrieved 23 March 2023.