Weston-super-Mare means ‘Weston-on-Sea’, and the name says it all. Originally a collection of fishing villages, this charming town grew into a fashionable resort in the 19th century thanks to the Victorian craze for sea bathing.
The first trains arrived here in 1841, and for the first ten years most carriages were pulled into town by horses; steam locomotives didn’t take over until 1851. Today, the site of the original station – designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel – is marked by a scale replica of the North Star, the first locomotive to run on the Great Western Railway.
Weston-super-Mare train station is mainly served by GWR trains, which connect London Paddington to Weston-super-Mare in 2h 14m, Bristol Temple Meads to Weston-super-Mare in 27m and Penzance to Weston-super-Mare in 3h 59m.
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It takes around 10 minutes to walk from Weston-super-Mare station to the beach. Turn left out of the station onto Neva Road then turn left onto Walliscote Road. At the next junction, turn right onto Ellenborough Park road and keep walking until you see the beach in front of you.
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The station consists of two platforms linked by a footbridge. It can be accessed on either side, with the ticket office at the northern entrance off Neva Road. From the ticket office, passengers have direct access to platform 2; platform 1 can be accessed via a footbridge or the southern entrance off Station Approach. Toilets can be found at the back of the station by a disused bay platform opposite platform 2.
Weston-super-Mare has two car parks on each side of the building. Step-free access is available at both car parks.
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Weston-super-Mare 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 Weston-super-Mare 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 Weston-super-Mare.
Yes, there are toilets available to use at Weston-super-Mare station.
Yes, dogs are allowed at Weston-super-Mare station, but they should be kept on a lead or in a pet carrier at all times.
It’s a 10-minute walk from Weston-super-Mare station to Weston Bay, with its sandy beach, superb views out to Wales and historic pier – originally a steamboat jetty, it is now dotted with tearooms and family-friendly amusements.
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