140 trains for first day of Bath Christmas Market 2019

Wednesday 27th November 2019

More than 140 trains will serve the Bath Christmas Market this coming Saturday, providing in excess of 60,000 seats to take customers to and from the city, but those travelling at the busiest times are being warned that they may have to queue to board trains home.

Between 0700 and 2203 a train will serve the station every six minutes to support the first Saturday of the Bath Christmas Market, with operator Great Western Railway laying on 29 extra services on top of the usual Saturday timetable.

Trains are however expected to be very busy during peak arrival and departure times, and a customer queuing system will be in place to help people board safely.

Bath Spa Station Manager Peter Jobson said:

“With new Intercity Express Trains now in full service, and extra carriages added to many other services, we are able to provide more than 60,000 seats for this Saturday’s Bath Christmas Market.

“As we welcome people to the city we would like to remind them that the station will be very busy for some periods and customers may experience a more comfortable journey by travelling outside of the peak times.

“Our friendly and approachable staff will be on hand to help keep people moving. Those travelling should also allow time for their journeys as the station will be very busy.”

A number of services will also have extended dwell times at key locations and there will be slight alterations to normal timetabled services as a result; so please check before you travel.

Real-time running information for GWR can be found at www.journeycheck.com/greatwesternrailway, or for further information or advice please visit www.gwr.com.

Notes to editors

Great Western Railway (GWR) provides high speed, commuter, regional and branch line train services. We help over 100 million passengers reach their destinations every year - across South Wales, the West Country, the Cotswolds, and large parts of Southern England. 

We’re currently seeing the biggest investment in the network since Brunel so we can offer more trains, more seats, and shorter, more frequent journeys and continue the network’s heritage of helping connect more businesses to new and prosperous markets. Through a series of initiatives we aim to be a good neighbour to the communities we serve and are committed to making a positive social impact in those regions. Learn how we're Building a Greater West at GWR.com. GWR is a FirstGroup company.