Trowbridge railway station

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Trowbridge National Rail
Trowbridge station 2010.jpg
Location
PlaceTrowbridge
Local authorityWiltshire
Coordinates51°19′12″N 2°12′51″W / 51.3200°N 2.2143°W / 51.3200; -2.2143Coordinates: 51°19′12″N 2°12′51″W / 51.3200°N 2.2143°W / 51.3200; -2.2143
Grid referenceST851578
Operations
Station codeTRO
Managed byGreat Western Railway
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryD
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 0.850 million
2014/15Increase 0.903 million
2015/16Steady 0.903 million
2016/17Increase 0.984 million
– Interchange  35,752
2017/18Decrease 0.930 million
– Interchange Decrease 32,346
History
Original companyWilts, Somerset and Weymouth Railway
Pre-groupingGreat Western Railway
Post-groupingGreat Western Railway
1848Opened
National RailUK railway stations
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Trowbridge from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

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.

Description[edit]

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.

Services[edit]

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.

The station is served by a limited service between Bristol Temple Meads and London Waterloo via Basingstoke (3 per day Mondays to Saturdays, 2 on Sundays) by South Western Railway.[2]

There is also an early morning direct service to London Paddington via Newbury and until May 2016 a return evening service was provided; however this now terminates at Westbury.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Bradford-on-Avon   Great Western Railway
Great Malvern/Gloucester - Westbury/South Coast
  Westbury
Melksham   Great Western Railway
Swindon - Westbury
 
Bradford-on-Avon   Great Western Railway
Cardiff Central - Portsmouth Harbour
  Westbury
  South Western Railway
London Waterloo - Bristol (Limited Service)
 

References[edit]

  1. ^ GB National Rail Timetable May 2016, Table 123 (Network Rail)
  2. ^ GB NRT Table 160