Trains to Weston‐Super‐Mare

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Weston‐super‐Mare is a seaside town in Somerset, facing the Bristol Channel 18 miles (29km) South West of Bristol between Worlebury Hilland Bleadon Hill. It includes the suburbs of Oldmixton West wick and Worle. The name of this town means ‘Weston‐on‐Sea’, it used to be composed by fishing villages, but it became popular thanks to the Victorian craze for sea bathing. The first trains arrived here in 1841, but the first steam locomotives didn’t take over until 1851. Today, the train station designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel is characterized by a scale replica of the North Star, the first locomotive to run on the Great Western Railway. The current railway station opened in 1914 and connects Weston‐Super‐Mare to Bristol Temple Meads and Cardiff Central in the south west and Wales. Weston‐super‐Mare train station is 10‐minute walk to Weston Bay, that offer visitors sandy beach, superb views and an historic pier with traditional tearooms and family‐oriented amusements.

Weston‐super‐Mare is a popular tourist destination, thanks to its long sandy beach. Passengers travelling to Somerset by train should purchase their train ticket to Weston Super mare in advance to benefit discounted rates. The destination is very popular especially during the summer therefore advance bookings are recommended. Other tourist attractions in Weston‐Super‐Mare include the Helicopter museum, the local museum, the Grand Pier and the SeaQuarium, situated on its own unique pier along Weston‐Super Mare seafront, showcasing freshwater, marine and tropical species including Puffer Fish, Piranha and sharks.

Visitors are advised to ride the seasonal Wheel of Weston to enjoy a panoramic view of the stunning coast. Families can enjoy a boat trip with the Paddle Steamer Waverley and MV Balmoral, that offer day trips from Knightstone Island to various destinations along the Bristol Channel and the Severn Estuary. 

Weston‐super‐Mare train station is on a short hook off of the Bristol to Exeter line. It is situated close to the town centre and less than ten‐minute walk from the sea front. It benefits from direct services to London Paddington operated by First Great Western, as well trains to stations such as Bristol, Taunton and Cardiff Central. CrossCountry services operate to Birmingham and the north. The station has two platforms.

Weston‐super‐Mare train station is equipped with two platforms that are linked by a footbridge. The ticket office is situated on the northern entrance off Neva Road. From the ticket office, passengers have direct access to platform 2, whereas platform 1 can be accessed via a footbridge or from the southern entrance. Toilets can be found at the back of the station by a disused bay platform opposite platform 2. Passengers can benefit from Wi‐Fi, parking and bicycles racks. CCTV system and accessibility aids are available at this train station. Buy train tickets to Weston‐super‐mare and start organizing your summer trip today.