Horfield railway station
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|14 May 1927||Station opens|
|23 November 1964||Station closes|
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Horfield railway station was a railway station serving the northern part of Horfield and Lockleaze in the north of Bristol, England. It was located on the main line from Bristol to South Wales. It was served by stopping trains to Severn Beach (via Pilning), Avonmouth (via Chittening) and Swindon (via Badminton).
The station was opened in 1927 by the Great Western Railway. The station passed to the Western Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948. It was closed by the British Railways Board in 1964.
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Line open, station closed
|Great Western Railway||Filton Junction
Line and station open
Horfield railway station was located immediately to the south of the road that is now named Bonnington Walk.
Trains running between Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Parkway pass the site.
Local campaigners have called for the station to be reopened. In 2001 the station was selected as a stop for the proposed Bristol Supertram project, for which it would have been renamed "Bonnington Walk". This service would have operated between Broadmead Shopping Centre and Almondsbury, but the project was cancelled in 2004.
On 6 September 2013 Bristol Mayor George Ferguson said "Network Rail has advised that, in delivering four track, it would consider one additional station between Temple Meads and Abbey Wood, subject to a convincing business case. Both my assistant Mark Bradshaw (Labour) and I support Ashley Hill over Horfield". This has been challenged by local rail campaigners, who believe both sides can be delivered.
- Geographia Street plan of Bristol c.1937
- Friends of Bristol Suburban Railways website
- Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0508-1. OCLC 60251199.
- Jowett, Alan (2000). Jowett's Nationalised Railway Atlas (1st ed.). Penryn, Cornwall: Atlantic Transport Publishers. ISBN 0-9068-9999-0. OCLC 228266687.
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