Transport

Freshford is well served by public transport.  For timetables for the main services see the transport tab in the menu above or click on the photographs lower down this page.

 Some items of interest about Freshford Station
Click on the picture for a 1962 BBC documentary - 'Men of Steam' - about the Great Western Railway and narrated by John Betjeman, which includes several minutes about Freshford Station.
The reinstallation of one of the original station signs, dating from c1900, by Cllr Neil Butters, Chairman of Bath and North East Somerset Council.  Read the interesting story of the Freshford station signs here.
Picture to the left shows the Orient Express passing through Freshford on 28th April 2013.  To the right is 
5087 Sarum Castle passing through Freshford on 21st April 1962.  Click to enlarge.  (Photographs courtesy of Guy Vincent.)

Rail

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There's an excellent rail service between Westbury and Bristol Templemeads, stopping at Freshford, giving residents good access to Bath, Bradford on Avon and Trowbridge.  Onward connections to London and the wider rail network are available via Bath and Westbury. Freshford is on the 'Heart of Wessex' line which follows a beautiful 87 mile route through Dorset, Somerset, Wiltshire, Bath and Bristol.


There are Customer Information Screens on both platforms at Freshford railway station, giving up-to-the-minute details of train times.  You can see what the screen is showing right now by clicking on the photograph. 


Bus

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Bus route no. 94 offers a regular service Monday to Friday between Trowbridge and Bath via Freshford.

There is also a route 95/96 service operating between Limpley Stoke, Freshford and Bradford-on-Avon once a week. Full details of this service are available here. The service is operated by Bodmans.

Wiltshire County Council operates a Hopper service to Bath Royal United Hospital. This service operates door-to-door, but must be pre-booked at least two days in advance.

Bike

The closest cycle link to Freshford is NCN4, which runs between south Wales and London. It is an eight mile journey into Bath following this route, which runs along the Kennet and Avon canal towpath. The Two Tunnels project has created an alternative route into Bath from the south through the railway tunnels which run under Combe Down.

Air

The nearest airport to Freshford is Bristol, from which flight destinations include the UK and ROI, Europe, Africa and North America. Southampton Airport is also accessible from Freshford using the railway.
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Parish Council Communications,
10 Aug 2013, 01:34