- Hereford railway station
Infobox UK station
code = HFD
Arriva Trains Wales
start=1854:"For a history of railways in Hereford, see
Railways in Hereford."
railway stationserves the city of Hereford, England. Managed by Arriva Trains Wales, it lies on the Welsh Marches Linebetween Leominster and Abergavenny and is the western terminus of the Cotswold Line.
The station has four platforms. Platform 1 is the terminus for services from the
Worcesterdirection; platform 2 is for through trains to South Wales; platform 3, the main platform, carries north- and eastbound services; platform 4, a bay, is mostly used for early-morning departures to Birmingham New Street. An additional pair of relief lines, used by EWSgoods services, runs between platforms 2 and 3.
Accorded "Secure Station" status in 2004, [Hereford Times (
2004-01-29) " [http://archive.thisisherefordshire.co.uk/2004/1/29/24350.html "Award for rail station"] " retrieved 2007-01-27] the station has a staffed ticket office, self-service ticket machines, a café, and indoor waiting rooms. Automated ticket barriers have been in operation since 28 February 2006.
The Victorian Gothic building was designed by R.E. Johnson [Marks, R & Farnworth, R, [http://therailwaystationgallery.fotopic.net/c359066.html The Railway Station Gallery: Hereford Barrs Court] , page last updated
2007-01-27, retrieved 2007-01-27] and was officially opened in February 1856 by the Hereford, Ross and Gloucester Railway Co. and the Shrewsbury and Hereford Railway Co.Hereford Times ( 2006-03-06), " [http://archive.thisisherefordshire.co.uk/2006/3/6/74095.html "Full steam ahead at railway station"] ", retrieved 2007-01-27]
Historically, the station was referred to as Hereford Barrs Court to distinguish it from another station in the city, Hereford Barton, now the site of a supermarket. [ [http://www.hereford.uk.com/history/18thand19th.asp "Hereford.uk.com"] retrieved
5 November 2007]
Hereford is served by trains operated by
Arriva Trains Wales, London Midland, and First Great Western.
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