Patchway Station is a small station, well situated by rail. It's hidden away where not a lot of people seem to know about it. There's free car parking. There are fairly regular trains to the centre of Bristol, towards the South-West, and to Cardiff, and at certain times of day there are even direct services that will take you to Birmingham, Manchester or beyond. If you're travelling to Cardiff regularly, tickets from Patchway are quite a bit cheaper than from Bristol Parkway.
What a pity that it is such a desolate hole. The brick shelters smell of wee and are too small to keep more than 3 people dry. There are no ticket-buying facilities and the announcement system often doesn't work. As soon as it rains both platforms become giant puddles.
At the risk of sounding old, Patchway station is also a hanging-out ground for an ugly teenage gang with nothing better to do. They document their sexual conquests across the station and I think they may be the reason that the shelters smell of wee. I wouldn't want to be waiting for, or getting off, a train here too late at night.
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