Trains first came to Bridgwater in 1841 with the opening of the initial section of the Bristol to Exeter Railway. The station was designed in the classical style by none other than the celebrated engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel. His buildings survive to this day and are Grade II* listed. As you travel through, look out for the distinctive canopies and multi-paned windows among many other original features both inside and out. The centre of Bridgwater is about 15 minutes' walk from the station. On the way, you'll cross the River Parrett and pass a range of historic buildings that hark back to the town's heyday as a port town, especially along West Quay. In November each year, the town is thronged with visitors for the famous Bridgwater Carnival, one of the country's largest illuminated processions with over 100 lit-up themed carts, followed by a firework display in the town centre.
The main entrance to Bridgwater station is on Wellington Road. Outside you'll find a pay-and-display car park, drop-off point and cafe. Inside are the ticket counter and toilets. Platform 2 is directly through the ticket office, and access to platform 1 is via stairs and a footbridge. The only step-free access to platform 1 is on the other side of the station via a ramp from Redgate Street. There is cycle storage on both platforms.
Bridgwater train station is open every day that services are running to and from the station. The station usually opens just before the first train of the day leaves and then closes after the last train departs. Ticket office opening hours may vary.
Trains arrive into and depart from Bridgwater train station almost every day, although there may be less services during the weekends and bank holidays. Check our live train times for up-to-date information on trains running to and from Bridgwater train station.
Yes there are toilets available to use at Bridgwater train station.
Yes, dogs are allowed at Bridgwater train station, but should be kept on a lead or comfortable in a pet carrier at all times.