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Trains to Taunton

Trains to Taunton take you right into the heart of the town, a short walk from the riverside and the famous Somerset county cricket ground. Brace yourself for the breathtaking Taunton Castle, festooned with flowers all year round. The castle has a somewhat bloody history, so get some sustenance first at the award-winning restaurant at the Castle Hotel nearby – after that you’ll be ready to venture inside for a rather horrible history lesson. Taunton station originally opened in 1842 as part of the Bristol and Exeter Railway. The structure was designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, but the station’s split design proved tricky to navigate for passengers – each platform had its own set of buildings and sheds, with a hotel in between. A major redevelopment was undertaken in the 1860s. Many of these extensions survive to this day, but sadly the popular 40 Steps footbridge, a favourite location for trainspotters, was pulled down in 2013.

Station details & facilities

There are six platforms, connected by a subway with step-free access. Toilets are found on platform 2 and 6. Platform 5 serves trains to London Paddington, Bristol and the north. You’ll also find a cafe here. There is a car park on both sides of the station and bus services to the town centre call in front of the ticket office.

Ticket Office

  • Ticket Machine :
  • Ticket Office opening hours : Please note: Reservations and tickets requiring reservations can only be sold between the following times: Mon - Sat 09:00 - 19:00 and Sun 10:00 - 18:00
    DayOpening Hours
    Weekdays06:10 - 20:00
    Saturday 06:10 - 20:00
    Sunday 08:00 - 20:40

Luggage

  • Lost Property phone number : 03457 000 125

Facilities

  • Postbox :
  • Telephones :
  • Telephones type : Coins and cards
  • Staff Help Notes : Staff assistance is available; please request assistance from any member of staff if you have not booked assistance in advance.
  • Customer Service Notes : Please call our Customer Services Centre on 03457 000 125 (07:00-22:00 every day)
  • Customer help points :

CCTV

  • CCTV :

Shops

  • Shops available :

Toilets

  • Toilets available :
  • Baby change :

WiFi

ATMs

  • ATM available :

Parking

  • Carpark opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
    Saturday Open 24 hours
    Sunday Open 24 hours
  • Carpark name : Station Car Park
  • Carpark operator : APCOA Parking (UK) Limited
  • Car parking spaces : 193
  • Car parking charges :
    Annual£677.50
    Daily£6.10
    Monthly£96.50
    Three Monthly£217.00
    Weekly£30.50

Bicycle Facilities

  • Cycle storage available :
  • Cycle storage spaces : 82
  • Sheltered cycle storage :
  • Cycle storage CCTV :
  • Cycle storage location : Platforms 1 and 5
  • Cycle storage notes :

    Cycles can be carried on our trains free of charge.

Accessibility

  • Step-free access : Whole station
  • Step-free access notes :

    access to all platforms via lift except for plts 3 and 4 where staff may need to provide assistance

  • Ramps for train access :
  • Wheelchairs available :
  • Induction Loop :
  • Accessible ticket machines :
  • Accessible taxis : unknown
  • Accessible taxis notes :

    Accessible taxis are available. Please request staff assistance.

Trains to Taunton

Address

Station Approach, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 1QP
Ticket Office Hours
Please note: Reservations and tickets requiring reservations can only be sold between the following times: Mon - Sat 09:00 - 19:00 and Sun 10:00 - 18:00
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:10 - 20:00
Saturday 06:10 - 20:00
Sunday 08:00 - 20:40
Tweets
06:15

Taunton

Great Western Railway

Plat. 5

On time

06:18

Taunton

Great Western Railway

Plat. 2

On time

06:33

Taunton

Great Western Railway

Plat. 5

On time

06:49

Taunton

CrossCountry

Plat. 5

On time

06:41

Taunton

Great Western Railway

Plat. 4

On time

05:12

Bristol Temple Meads

Great Western Railway

Plat. 5

On time

06:02

Cardiff Central

Great Western Railway

Plat. 5

On time

06:17

London Paddington

Great Western Railway

Plat. 5

On time

06:20

Penzance

Great Western Railway

Plat. 2

On time

06:34

Bristol Parkway

Great Western Railway

Plat. 5

On time

06:51

Edinburgh

CrossCountry

Plat. 5

On time

06:54

London Paddington

Great Western Railway

Plat. 4

On time

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