Warminster railway station
|Managed by||Great Western Railway|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections|
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Original company||Great Western Railway|
|1851||Line opened from Westbury|
|1856||Line extended to Salisbury|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Warminster from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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.
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).
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Dilton Marsh||Great Western Railway
Wessex Main Line
|Westbury||South Western Railway
Bristol-London Waterloo (Limited Service)
Line and station open
|Great Western Railway
Wessex Main Line
Line open, station closed
- Oakley, Mike (2004). Wiltshire Railway Stations. Wimbourne: The Dovecote Press. pp. 138–140. ISBN 1-904349-33-1.
- Table 160 National Rail timetable, May 2016
- "Brighton, Portsmouth and Weymouth - Bristol, Cardiff, Gloucester and Great Malvern" (PDF). Electronic National Rail Timetable. Network Rail. Retrieved 24 February 2016.