Warminster railway station

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Warminster Railway Station.jpg
LocationWarminster, Wiltshire
Coordinates51°12′25″N 2°10′36″W / 51.2069°N 2.1768°W / 51.2069; -2.1768Coordinates: 51°12′25″N 2°10′36″W / 51.2069°N 2.1768°W / 51.2069; -2.1768
Grid referenceST877453
Managed byGreat Western Railway
Other information
Station codeWMN
ClassificationDfT category E
Original companyGreat Western Railway
Key dates
1851Line opened from Westbury
1856Line extended to Salisbury
2015/16Decrease 0.380 million
2016/17Increase 0.385 million
2017/18Decrease 0.366 million
2018/19Decrease 0.349 million
 Interchange  21,225
2019/20Increase 0.355 million
 Interchange Increase 22,564
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

Warminster railway station serves the town of Warminster in Wiltshire, England.

The station is operated by Great Western Railway and is a main station on the Wessex Main Line, with regular services to Bristol, Cardiff, Southampton and Portsmouth, as well as a limited service operated by South Western Railway to and from Bristol Temple Meads and London Waterloo each weekday.


The station was opened by the Great Western Railway on 9 September 1851, as the terminus of its branch from Westbury on its Wilts, Somerset and Weymouth route. The branch was extended to Salisbury on 30 June 1856. The station was originally provided with a train shed covering the tracks and platforms, but this was removed around 1930 when the current canopies were erected in its place. The original wooden buildings were retained and are still in use today.[1]


A Class 158 working a Portsmouth Harbour service

Great Western Railway (GWR) operate a generally hourly service in each direction from the station, westbound to Westbury, Bristol Temple Meads and Cardiff Central, and eastbound to Southampton Central and Portsmouth Harbour. A few additional GWR trains call at certain hours (some of which either originate or terminate here).

South Western Railway operate a small number of services between London Waterloo and Bristol Temple Meads,[2] along with a very limited service from London to Yeovil Pen Mill.[3]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Dilton Marsh   Great Western Railway
Wessex Main Line
Westbury   South Western Railway
Bristol-London Waterloo (Limited Service)
  Historical railways  
Dilton Marsh
Line and station open
  Great Western Railway
Wessex Main Line
Line open, station closed


  1. ^ Oakley, Mike (2004). Wiltshire Railway Stations. Wimbourne: The Dovecote Press. pp. 138–140. ISBN 1-904349-33-1.
  2. ^ Table 160 National Rail timetable, May 2016
  3. ^ "Brighton, Portsmouth and Weymouth - Bristol, Cardiff, Gloucester and Great Malvern" (PDF). Electronic National Rail Timetable. Network Rail. Retrieved 24 February 2016.