Warminster railway station

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Warminster National Rail
Warminster Railway Station.jpg
Location
Place Warminster
Local authority Wiltshire
Coordinates 51°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 reference ST877453
Operations
Station code WMN
Managed by Great Western Railway
Number of platforms 2
DfT category E
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2012/13 Increase 0.355 million
2013/14 Increase 0.370 million
2014/15 Increase 0.388 million
2015/16 Decrease 0.380 million
2016/17 Increase 0.385 million
History
Original company Great Western Railway
1851 Line opened from Westbury
1856 Line extended to Salisbury
National RailUK railway stations
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* 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.
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Warminster railway station is a railway station. It 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.

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]

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

References[edit]

  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 2016-02-24.