Montpelier railway station


Montpelier railway station
Montpelier National Rail
Montpelier
First Great Western 143621 takes on passengers.
Location
Place Montpelier
Local authority Bristol
Coordinates 51°28′06″N 2°35′19″W / 51.4684°N 2.5887°W / 51.4684; -2.5887Coordinates: 51°28′06″N 2°35′19″W / 51.4684°N 2.5887°W / 51.4684; -2.5887
Operations
Station code MTP
Managed by First Great Western
Number of platforms 1
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage
2002/03 * 62,005
2004/05 * increase 65,108
2005/06 * increase 73,573
2006/07 * increase 76,969
2007/08 * decrease 60,629
2008/09 * increase 86,406
2009/10 * increase 96,114
History
1874 Opened
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* Annual passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Montpelier from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Please note: methodology may vary year on year.
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Montpelier railway station is located in Montpelier, Bristol, England. It is a single-platformed station, 2.75 miles (4 km) north-west of Bristol Temple Meads on the Severn Beach Line. The station is managed and the service is operated by First Great Western. It is next to Cromwell Road, Cromwell Road itself is higher than the station. Montpelier station is the closest railway station to Gloucestershire County Cricket Club at Nevil Road

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History

The station was opened on 1 October 1874.[1]

Services

Services at Montpelier are all operated by First Great Western, using mainly Class 143 Pacer units. Monday to Friday, three trains every two hours run from Bristol Temple Meads to Avonmouth, with one extended to St Andrew's Road and Severn Beach, giving a service at Montpelier of one train in each direction every 40 minutes. On Saturdays there is a similar level of service, but more trains continue to Severn Beach. Sunday sees a roughly hourly service to and from Bristol, with only two services extending to Severn Beach, except from the May timetable change until September, when all services are extended.[2][3]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Redland   First Great Western
Severn Beach Line
  Stapleton Road
Historical railways
Redland   Great Western Railway
Clifton Extension Railway
  Stapleton Road
  Midland Railway
Clifton Extension Railway
  Fishponds
Line closed, station closed

Proposed Changes

In March 2007 First Great Western, published details of the improvements they plan to undertake over the next three years,[4] at Monpelier they are;

  • CCTV
  • Help and information points
  • Public address system
  • Redo Mural
  • Garden or fence off hidden corner
  • Major clean up

References

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