Keynsham railway station


Keynsham railway station

Infobox UK station
name = Keynsham
code = KYN


manager = First Great Western
locale = Keynsham
borough = Bath and North East Somerset
usage0405 = 0.169
usage0506 = 0.188
usage0607 = 0.210
platforms = 2
start = 1840

Keynsham railway station serves the town of Keynsham in Bath and North East Somerset. It is located on the London-Bristol and Bristol-Southampton trunk routes and was opened on the 31st of August 1840 with the completion of the Great Western Railway line between Bristol and Bath. It was re-named "Keynsham and Somerdale"" on the 1st February 1925 with the opening of the Fry's chocolate factory at Somerdale. The station was rebuilt in 1931 to accommodate longer trains bringing in workers who had transferred from a factory in Bristol belonging to the company.

The station's name reverted to Keynsham on the 6th May 1974. By this time many workers had relocated to Keynsham, or commuted by car. The factory had its own rail system which was connected to the mainline. The connection to Fry's chocolate factory was taken out of use on the 26th-27th July 1980. [http://www.bristol-rail.co.uk/keynsham.php] .

The station was rebuilt in 1985 as a joint project between British Rail and Avon County Council. The rebuilding provided a new brick built shelter on platform 1, a new footbridge and the enlargement of the car park.

Passenger services are operated by First Great Western.

ervices

Keynsham Station has at least an hourly service in each direction from 07 40 to around 22 00, Monday to Saturday, with roughly a 2 hourly service on Sunday. It has a wide range of destinations which include, Brighton, Southampton, Weymouth, Cardiff Central, and of course Bristol Temple Meads. The majority of its services are a combination of 2 hourly Weymouth trains and 2 hourly Southampton trains or an hourly service to Bristol in the other direction.

It is common to see a range of different train classes. These include: Class 153, Class 156, Class 158, or occasionally even two class 31's hauling 4 carriages.

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