Additional trains to run for Bath half marathon

Tuesday 24th February 2015
First Great Western is to run 25 additional trains to and from Bath Spa this coming Sunday, to help competitors and spectators attend the Bath Half Marathon.

Six additional early morning trains will help take runners to the start line for 11am, while there will also be an additional 19 services, providing almost 7,000 extra seats, to take runners and supporters home after the gruelling race. 

Additional services between Westbury and Bath; Swindon and Bath and Bristol Temple Meads and Bath will operate. A full list of train times can be found here.

Bath Spa Station Manager Todd Graham said:

“The Bath Half is one of the most beautiful city centre marathons on the running calendar, starting in Great Pulteney Street, 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.” 

The race starts at Great Pulteney Street, in the heart of the World Heritage City at 11am.