As of 1987, Bath became a World Heritage site due to its authentic, historical Roman architecture. The Bath Spa Railway Station is a Grade II listed building and is the central railway for the Bath region. It is currently managed by Great Western Railway and provides routes to UK cities such as Reading and Bristol. The Bath Spa Railway station can be found on Dorchester Street
Great Western Railway is the main rail company which provides a regular service to Bath. CrossCountry also provides a limited amount of trains to Bath from Birmingham.
Great Western Railway provide direct trains to Bath from London, Cardiff, Reading, Bristol and Salisbury among others. London, Cardiff, Reading and Salisbury usually take between 1 hour and 1 hour 30 minutes whereas Bristol is quite close to Bath and takes no longer than 20 minutes.
The Bath Spa Railway station is the main station for travelers to arrive and depart. Although there is a smaller station which is situated to the west of Bath Spa named Oldfield Park this, however, is mainly only used by commuters traveling into Bristol.