Freshford Railway Station
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Freshford Railway Station

Freshford National Rail
Freshford railway station.JPG
Location
PlaceFreshford
Local authorityBath and North East Somerset
Coordinates51°20?31?N 2°18?04?W / 51.3420°N 2.3010°W / 51.3420; -2.3010Coordinates: 51°20?31?N 2°18?04?W / 51.3420°N 2.3010°W / 51.3420; -2.3010
Grid referenceST791603
Operations
Station codeFFD
Managed byGreat Western Railway
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryF2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2014/15Increase 44,414
2015/16Decrease 43,160
2016/17Increase 45,468
2017/18Decrease 44,732
2018/19Increase 53,368
History
Original companyGreat Western Railway
1857Opened
National Rail - UK railway stations
  • Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Freshford from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Freshford railway station is a railway station serving the village of Freshford, Bath and North East Somerset, England. It also serves the nearby village of Limpley Stoke in Wiltshire. The station has two platforms and is served by Great Western Railway.

For many years the station had a notable flower garden maintained by the Vaisey sisters. This later faded but in 2007 local residents renovated the garden and planted new flowers in the memory of the Vaisey sisters. A few weeks later staff from Network Rail cut down all the flowers.[1]

In February 2006, Platform 2 at Freshford was raised by 30 cm to reduce the large stepping gap between the train and the platform. It had been lowered in 1988 as part of the realignment of the track through the station to allow trains to pass at a faster speed. At the same time the platform was raised, the station also received additional improvements including better lighting and the construction of a new waiting shelter.[2]

Accidents and incidents

  • On 12 November 2008, a passenger train collided with a van on a level crossing at Freshford. There were no injuries.[3]

Services

A half-hourly peak and hourly off-peak service is currently provided northbound to Bath Spa and Bristol and southbound to Bradford-on-Avon, Trowbridge, Westbury and then further to Weymouth and Southampton Central. South Western Railway services from London Waterloo to Bristol Temple Meads pass through the station but do not stop.

See also

References

  1. ^ Kington, Miles (17 September 2007). "The railway station garden that set a rival village apart". The Independent. Retrieved 2009.
  2. ^ "No more 'mind the gap' at station". BBC. Retrieved 2014.
  3. ^ "Train hits van on level crossing". BBC News Online. 13 November 2008. Retrieved 2017.

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