Hereford railway station


Hereford railway station

Infobox UK station
name=Hereford
code = HFD


manager=Arriva Trains Wales
gridref=ST623796
locale=Hereford
platforms=4
borough=Herefordshire
usage0405=0.732
usage0506=0.800
usage0607=0.854
start=1854
:"For a history of railways in Hereford, see Railways in Hereford."

Hereford railway station serves the city of Hereford, England. Managed by Arriva Trains Wales, it lies on the Welsh Marches Line between 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 Worcester direction; 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 EWS goods 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.

History

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]

ervices

Hereford is served by trains operated by Arriva Trains Wales, London Midland, and First Great Western.
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