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Bath Spa

Station information

 

Dorchester Street
Bath
BA1 1SU 
 
History

Bath Spa station was built in 1840 for the Great Western Railway by Brunel and is a grade II  listed building. It is in an asymmetrical Tudor style with curving gables, and lies on the north bank of the Avon, with the line swerving elegantly across from the southern bank to the station and then back again.

A convenient characteristic for passengers is that ramps lead up to both platforms, permitting the disabled or those with luggage to have ready access from the platforms to cars or taxis. There is also a footbridge, formerly tolled, leading directly from the station across the Avon and allowing direct access to the area of Widcombe. The large gap between the up and down-lines used to accommodate a through bi-directional line.

 

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