Heart of Wessex Line

Heart of Wessex Line

The Heart of Wessex Line, also known as the Bristol to Weymouth line, is a United Kingdom railway line that runs from Bristol to Westbury to Weymouth. It diverges from the Wessex Main Line at Westbury, and follows the course of the Great Western Main Line as far as Castle Cary.

The towns served by this routes are listed below:
*Bristol Temple Meads
*Keynsham
*Oldfield Park
*Bath
*Freshford
*Avoncliff
*Bradford on Avon
*Trowbridge
*Westbury
**Wessex Main Line continues to Southampton.
*Frome
*Bruton
*Castle Cary
**Great Western Main Line continues to Taunton.
*Yeovil Pen Mill
*Thornford
*Yetminster
*Chetnole
*Maiden Newton
*Dorchester
*Upwey
*Weymouth

Passenger services are currently operated by First Great Western. Most services originate from Bristol Temple Meads, but some from Westbury. Many services now originate from Cardiff and stop at Newport before reaching Bristol.

External links

* [http://www.heartofwessex.org.uk/ Heart of Wessex line.]
* Ordnance Survey [http://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/oswebsite/]

Bibliography

*cite book|author=R.V.J.Butt, |title= The Directory of Railway Stations |publisher=Patrick Stephens Ltd |year=1995 ISBN 1 85260 508 1
* ISBN 0-85059-882-6
* ISBN(no ISBN)


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