Warminster railway station

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Warminster
National Rail
Warminster Railway Station.jpg
General information
LocationWarminster, Wiltshire
England
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
Platforms2
Other information
Station codeWMN
ClassificationDfT category E
History
Original companyGreat Western Railway
Key dates
1851Line opened from Westbury
1856Line extended to Salisbury
Passengers
2017/18Decrease 0.366 million
2018/19Decrease 0.349 million
 Interchange  21,225
2019/20Increase 0.355 million
 Interchange Increase 22,564
2020/21Decrease 0.103 million
 Interchange Decrease 3,463
2021/22Increase 0.284 million
 Interchange Increase 11,747
Notes
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.

History[edit]

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]

Services[edit]

A Class 158 working a Portsmouth Harbour service

Great Western Railway 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 National Rail Following station
Dilton Marsh   Great Western Railway
Wessex Main Line
  Salisbury
Westbury   South Western Railway
Wessex Main Line
  Salisbury
  Historical railways  
Dilton Marsh
Line and station open
  Great Western Railway
Wessex Main Line
  Heytesbury
Line open, station closed

Connections[edit]

Once a year, a bus service (colloquially known as route 23A) runs from Warminster station to the uninhabited village of Imber.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Oakley, Mike (2004). Wiltshire Railway Stations. Wimbourne: The Dovecote Press. pp. 138–140. ISBN 1-904349-33-1.
  2. ^ "Imberbus". Imberbus. Retrieved 24 March 2022.
  3. ^ "The Bus to Imber". Hidden Europe. 12 March 2020. Retrieved 24 March 2022.