Over the years, the station lost a platform, along its depot and goods yard – which was bombed in the Second World War – yet today it still holds a place on the GWR network, connecting the region to places as far and wide as Manchester Piccadilly and Nottingham.
The Severn Tunnel itself links South Gloucestershire to Monmouthshire and runs beneath the estuary of the River Severn. It was finally completed in 1886, and up until 1987 was the longest underwater tunnel in the world. Today it still sits in seventh place behind the likes of Japan’s Seikan Tunnel, the Channel Tunnel and the Tokyo Bay Aqua line.
Platform 4 (for some services to Bristol, Swindon, Reading, London,
Gloucester and Cheltenham) is fully accessible from the station car park.
Platforms 1, 2 and 3 (for some services to Bristol, Swindon,
Reading, London, Gloucester and Cheltenham, and all services to Newport,
Cardiff, Bridgend and Swansea) is only accessible via a step
This station does not offer
Accessible Booking Office Counter, Accessible Public Telephones, Accessible Taxis, Accessible Ticket Machines, National Key Toilets, Staff Help Available, Wheelchairs Available