Filton Abbey Wood railway station


Filton Abbey Wood railway station

Infobox UK station
name = Filton Abbey Wood


code = FIT
manager = First Great Western
locale = Filton
borough = South Gloucestershire
usage0405 = 0.378
usage0506 = 0.401
usage0607 = 0.411
platforms = 3
years = 8 September 1863
events = Opened (Filton)
years1 = 4 October 1886
events1 = Resited
years2 = 1 May 1910
events2 = Renamed (Filton Junction)
years3 = 6 May 1968
events3 = Renamed (Filton)
years4 = 11 March 1996
events4 = Rebuilt and renamed (Filton Abbey Wood)

Filton Abbey Wood railway station, (near Bristol, England) was opened on 11 March 1996, replacing the original Filton station which stands to the north of the current site.

In the Strategic Rail Authority’s 2005/06 financial year, Filton Abbey Wood was ranked as the 647th most-used station in Great Britain, making it one of the busiest unstaffed stations.

History

The station was built by the Ministry of Defence to serve its nearby office complex. It has a passenger information system, and a temporary building that serves as a limited-hours ticket office, which has only been used sporadically in recent years when First do random "spot checks" to ensure all travelers have tickets. A self-service ticket machine is situated adjacent to the ticket office, on platform 1, but is is frequently out of service during and after wet weather.

There have been three Filton stations on a short stretch of line in this area. The first, on the Bristol to New Passage Pier line opened in 1863, was just north of the present station; it closed in 1903. Services were then diverted to the Filton Junction station further north (on the northern side of the A4174 ring road. This in turn closed when services moved to the present station, about a quarter of a mile south of Filton Junction, on 11 March 1996.

In 2004 a third platform was added to provide additional line capacity by having the South Wales and Bristol Parkway routes diverge before the station.

tation facilities

Station facilities at Filton Abbey Wood include: -

Customer Information System
Pay Phone

ervices

tation Layout

Platform 1 - Southbound services to Bristol Temple Meads.

Platform 2 - Northbound services to Bristol Parkway, and onwards to the Midlands or London Paddington.

Platform 3 - Northbound/Westbound services to South Wales via Patchway and the Severn Tunnel.

ee also

*First Great Western
*List of all UK railway stations
*Rail services in Bristol

References

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