Lydney Train Station
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Lydney Train Station
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|Ticket office opening hours|
|Self service ticket machines|
|Collection of pre-purchased tickets|
|British Transport Police||0800 40 50 40|
|Rail Replacement Service||
The rail replacement bus stop is in the station car park.
|Lounge opening hours|
|Tourist information office|
|Bureau de change|
We want everyone to travel with confidence. That is why, if you are planning on travelling on national rail services, you can request an assistance booking in advance - now up to 2 hours before your journey is due to start, any time of the day. For more information about Passenger Assist and how to request an assistance booking via Passenger Assist, please click here.Monday to Sunday: 08:00 to 20:00
|Helpline contact details||03333 211202|
|Customer help points available|
|Staff help||There are no platform staff available at this station. Assistance will be provided by the Conductor on the train.|
|Staff help opening times|
|Accessible ticket machines|
|Accessible ticket machines information||
The ticket machine(s) do not accept cash. Payment is by major debit and credit cards only.
|Accessible ticket office counter|
|Ramp for train access|
|Accessible public pay phones|
|National key toilets|
|Step free access coverage||
Step free access Platform 1 (to Cardiff) from Harbour Road.
Step free access to Platform 2 (to Gloucester) via the car park.
Access between the platforms is via the level crossing.
|Impaired mobility set down|
Set down and pick up from the station car park.
|Lydney Station Car Park|
|Operator||Transport for Wales|
|Bus services available|
|Cycle storage available|
|Taxi rank available|
Lydney train station has been serving the Gloucestershire town of Lydney since it first opened in 1851, serving the area bordering England and Wales.
There has been a complicated history of train stations in Lydney over the past 150 years. Lydney train station was originally known as Lydney Junction – but so was another, separate train station operating on a different train line. Lydney Station, as it is known now, opened in 1851 on Great Western Railway’s South Wales Railway line. Meanwhile, the other Lydney Junction station operated on a freight-only line. However, in 1875, the freight-only line started to introduce passenger services and a new terminus station was built at Lydney Junction. This made things slightly more complicated, as now GWR and Severn & Wye operated passenger services through a station called Lydney Junction. While South Wales Railway was continuing to operate its passenger services to Lydney train station.
Finally, in 1955, after many years of close interaction, British Railways merged the two stations into one. The station (now known as Lydney) was kept as the prevailing Lydney Junction station during the merger, while the other Lydney Junction station was used as a through-station for passenger services. When it was renamed Lydney station, freight services were halted in 1968, and staffing was removed in 1969.
You can reach Lydney station from all across the UK, including services running from nearby Welsh towns and cities. Trains are operated by Transport for Wales and CrossCountry. Popular routes on CrossCountry trains include Cardiff to Lydney, Birmingham to Lydney, Nottingham to Lydney, and Newport to Lydney.
Facilities at Lydney station include ticket machines, CCTV, and a car park open 24 hours a day, Monday-Friday.
Things to do in Lydney
Lydney is very near to both the Forest of Dean and the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, making it a perfect destination for a staycation or weekend trip. The Forest of Dean, right on the border between England and Wales, is known for its breathtaking views, beautiful cycle and hiking paths, outdoor adventure activities, and the unmatched British countryside. From adventure trails and nature tours to artisan food experiences and picnic areas, there are countless ways to enjoy a trip to the Forest of Dean. The Wye Valley boasts similar opportunities for adventure and relaxation, with the famous Hay-on-Wye Festival of Literature & Arts filling the area with culture each summer. Staying in Lydney makes your trip extra easy – enjoy the beautiful surroundings with the added joy of a CrossCountry train to get you there.
If you love a quiet weekend of finding amazing antiques in a treasure trove, you’ll love a visit to Knick Knacks Antiques and Collectables. With a hoard of vintage books, vinyl, China, homewares, art, ornaments, clothing, and more; there’s so much to look through and plenty of hidden treasures to uncover. A weekend spent in Lydney is not complete without a visit to Knick Knacks Antiques – just make sure to pack extra bags with you for carrying home all of your loot!
If you love special train rides (and if you’re travelling with CrossCountry, it’s clear you’re a train connoisseur!), make sure to leave some time to hop on board the Dean Forest Railway. This steam railway is a truly wonderful experience for all ages, with scenic railway journeys to take in the beautiful natural surroundings in Gloucestershire and South Wales. This heritage railway often runs special events, so be on the lookout for one-of-a-kind experiences to book on the Dean Forest Railway.