A4 Portway park and ride

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"Portway park and ride" redirects here. For the park and ride site in Preston, Lancashire, see Preston park and ride.
Portway Park and Ride
Location
Locale Shirehampton, Bristol
Local authority Bristol
Coordinates 51°29′27″N 2°41′21″W / 51.4908°N 2.6891°W / 51.4908; -2.6891Coordinates: 51°29′27″N 2°41′21″W / 51.4908°N 2.6891°W / 51.4908; -2.6891
Operation
Opened 2002
Managed by Bristol City Council
Operators CT Plus
Rail connection No

The Portway Park and Ride site is located on the A4 Portway at Shirehampton, to the North West of Bristol, England, adjacent to junction 18 of the M5 motorway.

History[edit]

The site opened in April 2002 with 300 car parking spaces. There had been considerable opposition from local residents.[1] Up until April 2007 services were operated by First.

Service[edit]

Services are currently operated by CT Plus.

Expansion[edit]

Severn Beach train in the background, passing the park-and-ride site

The site was expanded in 2008 to provide 830 car parking spaces to coincide with the opening of the Cabot Circus shopping mall in Broadmead.[2] In 2009 it was proposed that a railway station should be built on the Severn Beach railway line which passes the park and ride site. The plan is supported by Friends of Suburban Bristol Railways and the Bristol branch of the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers.[3][4][5]

Preceding station Future services Following station
Shirehampton   Greater Western passenger franchise
Severn Beach Line
  Avonmouth

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Staff (15 April 2002). "£2m park-and-ride opens". BBC News (London: BBC). Retrieved 10 July 2011. 
  2. ^ Staff (23 September 2008). "Bristol park-and-ride sites beefed up for Cabot Circus traffic". This Is Bristol. Bristol News and Media Ltd. Retrieved 10 July 2011. 
  3. ^ Bristol Evening Post (13 January 2009). "Railway station could be built at Portway park and ride". Evening Post. Northcliffe Media. Retrieved 14 April 2012. 
  4. ^ "Council leader's claim is a distortion of the facts". This is Bristol. Northcliffe Media. 29 July 2011. Retrieved 14 April 2012. 
  5. ^ "Soapbox: Severn Beach Line". This is Bristol. Northcliffe Media. 30 December 2008. Retrieved 14 April 2012. 

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