Additional trains for Bath Half Marathon

Thursday 27th February 2014
First Great Western is to run 24 additional trains to and from Bath Spa this coming Sunday, to help competitors and spectators attend the Bath Half Marathon.

An additional 17 services, providing in excess of 4,500 extra seats, are being provided to take runners and supporters home after the gruelling race, while there will also be seven additional early morning trains to help take runners to the start line. 

Additional services between Westbury and Bath; Swindon and Bath and Bristol Temple Meads and Bath will operate.

Bath Spa Station Manager Peter Rignall said:

“The Bath Half is one of the longest established city centre marathons on the running calendar and it is great to see it prove ever popular. 

“While our friendly and approachable staff will be on hand to help keep people moving as people return to the station, I would urge customers to allow time for their journeys, as a queuing system may be needed to allow passengers to board trains in safety.” 

Those travelling from Keynsham and Oldfield Park are asked to check their journey in advance, as the 08.05 Cardiff to Portsmouth Harbour service will not call at those stations. 

The race starts at Great Pulteney Street, in the heart of the World Heritage City, at 11.00.