Practical information about commuting by train to Filton Abbey Wood
Filton Abbey Wood station has frequent direct train services from a variety of destinations in the West of England. Through trains, with no need to change during your journey, travel to Filton Abbey Wood from 22 destinations in under an hour. And even more journey opportunities are possible in less than an hour if you are willing to change trains at either Bristol Parkway orTemple Meads, bringing Taunton, Chippenham and Swindon within an hour’s rail commuting time. During the peak periods there are at least 6 trains an hour between Filton Abbey Wood and Bristol Temple Meads, and at least 4 trains an hour between Filton Abbey Wood and Bristol Parkway.
Rail travel is much cheaper than commuting by car. You can also buy a combined rail and bus travelcard – the Freedom Travelpass - which gives unlimited travel on most bus and all train services within Bristol including Filton Abbey Wood for £143 a month: including Bath and North East Somerset, South Gloucestershire, and part of North Somerset (as far west as Yatton and Clevedon) costs £182 a month; and including the Weston-super-Mare area costs £219.
If your home station is not within walking distance then instead of driving (or being driven) there why not use a bike – all stations now have cycle racks. Folded bikes can be taken on trains at any time, but there is generally no space for unfolded bikes on trains at peak periods. Local bus services also connect with trains at a number of home stations and the Freedom Travelpass is valid on these routes.
Filton Abbey Wood Station was opened in 1996 primarily to serve the Ministry of Defence complex. It replaced a smaller halt half a mile to the north, whose platforms can still be seen on the Cardiff route. The station has sheltered cycle storage and there is ramped access to all platforms. Many home stations also have ramped access and all local trains can carry manual wheelchairs.
For current ticket prices and train times and information about the Freedom Travel Pass see: