The town of Swindon has long been linked to rail travel, located as it is on the mainline between Bristol and London. This was Isambard Kingdom Brunel's Great Western Railway, and in 1841 Swindon became the location for the line's repair and maintenance yards. Initially, there was no station building, and passengers used a local pub to buy their tickets.
Today's station was constructed in the 1970s, and Swindon continues to serve as a major hub for trains to London, Wales and the southwest. The station is to the north of the town centre, where Swindon's railway and engineering history is reflected in the name of The Brunel shopping centre. Nearby attractions include The Museum of Computing, the Wyvern Theatre and the relaxed spaces of Queen's Park. A ten-minute walk will bring you to the STEAM Museum, which tells the story of the Great Western Railway.
Swindon train station is mainly served by GWR trains, which connect London Paddington to Swindon in 58m and Bristol Temple Meads to Swindon in 37m.
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The station's main entrance and ticket office are beneath its four platforms. Stair and lifts lead to the upper level - for platform 4 use the lift and stairs closest to the ticket office, continuing to the far lift and stairs for platforms 1-3. Trains to London use platforms 1 and 3, and trains to the southwest and Wales use platforms 2 and 4. Taxis and bus stops are outside the main entrance, on Station Road.
Swindon train station has three car parks, which are located on each side of the station's building. There are 578 spaces in total. Step-free access is available at all car parks, as well as throughout the whole station.
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Swindon 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 Swindon station almost every day, although there may be fewer services during the weekends and bank holidays. Check our live train times for up-to-date information on trains running to and from Swindon.
Yes, there are toilets available to use at Swindon station.
Yes, dogs are allowed at Swindon station, but they should be kept on a lead or in a pet carrier at all times.
|to Bristol Temple Meads||Great Western Railway||20:40||4||Late|
|to London Paddington||Great Western Railway||05:28||On time|
|to London Paddington||Great Western Railway||06:03||Scheduled|
|to Southampton Central||Great Western Railway||06:11||2||Scheduled|
|to London Paddington||Great Western Railway||06:18||On time|
|from London Paddington||Great Western Railway||20:39||4||Late|
|from Bristol Temple Meads||Great Western Railway||05:25||On time|
|from Gloucester||Great Western Railway||05:55||2||Scheduled|
|from Bristol Temple Meads||Great Western Railway||06:01||Scheduled|
|from Swansea||Great Western Railway||06:15||On time|