Lawrence Hill railway station


Lawrence Hill railway station

Infobox UK station
name = Lawrence Hill
code = LWH


manager = First Great Western
locale = Lawrence Hill, Bristol
borough = Bristol
lowusage0405 = 46,508
lowusage0506 = 55,065
lowusage0607 = 68,371
platforms = 2
start = 1863 [ [http://www.david.frih.net/severn/history.htm History of the Severn Beach Line] ]

Lawrence Hill railway station serves the St. George area of Bristol, England as well as the surrounding suburbs of Easton, Barton Hill, Whitehall and Netham.

The station is 2 km (1 mile) north of Bristol Temple Meads on the Severn Beach Line and is un-manned.

Passenger Services

ummary

There are generally two trains per hour from Lawrence Hill to Temple Meads or Stapleton Road. Along with the improved services to and from Avonmouth, there will be up to 3 trains per hour between Lawrence Hill and Temple Meads. [ [http://www.severnside-rail.org.uk/documents/junebriefing.doc Draft Dec 2007 timetable] ] [Severn Beach Line Wikipedia article on the Severn Beach line]
CrossCountry services pass through here but do not stop at the station.

Severn Beach Line trains

Monday to Saturday there is a roughly hourly service towards Bristol Temple Meads. During the morning and afternoon peaks as well as weekday evenings and all day on Saturdays, train services operate to Severn Beach, but at other times only reach Avonmouth, a bus connection being provided for the onward journey. There is currently no service on Sundays.

From Sunday 18 May 2008 an improved service will be offered [http://www.firstgreatwestern.co.uk/Documents/Custom/DC%20MAY%202008%20TIMETABLE/Bristol%20Temple%20Meads%20to%20Severn%20Beach.pdf New timetable from First Great Western] . Trains will start earlier in the morning and finish later in the evening, with three trains to/from Avonmouth in every 2-hour cycle during the daytime in addition to those on other routes. This will have the unfortunate side-effect of trains not being at the same times past each hour.

Services through to Severn Beach will be reduced overall, with only one train every two hours Mondays to Fridays, as opposed to the current service provided by a bus every hour connecting with every train. However, overall journey time to Severn Beach is shortened by 8 minutes by removing the need to change at Avonmouth. The bus continues to run on Saturdays to provide one journey per hour to/from Severn Beach. For the first time in recent history, there will be a Sunday service, with hourly departures between 10am and 6pm from Bristol to Avonmouth, running until September only. St Andrew's Road and Severn Beach itself continue to have no Sunday service.

Other trains

Additional trains call on their journey between Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Parkway. Services to these destinations, such as Bristol Parkway, Cardiff, Taunton and Cheltenham Spa will remain largely unaffected by the changes in May 2008.

Proposed Changes

In March 2007 First Great Western, published details of the improvements they plan to undertake over the next three years [ [http://www.firstgreatwestern.co.uk/Documents/Custom/Severn%20Beach%20Line%20Development%20Plan.pdf First Great Western improvement plans] ] , at Lawrence Hill they are;

*CCTV
*Help and information points
*Public address system
*Downside access ramp
*Showcase Bus route link

References

ee also

*First Great Western
*List of all UK railway stations
*Public transport in Bristol

External links


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