Pill railway station

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Pill
Pill railway station MMB 01.jpg
The site of the former Pill railway station
Location
Place Pill
Area North Somerset
Coordinates 51°28′51″N 2°41′12″W / 51.4809°N 2.6866°W / 51.4809; -2.6866Coordinates: 51°28′51″N 2°41′12″W / 51.4809°N 2.6866°W / 51.4809; -2.6866
Grid reference ST524760
Operations
Original company Bristol and Portishead Pier and Railway
Pre-grouping Great Western Railway
Post-grouping Great Western Railway
Platforms 2
History
18 April 1867 Opened
7 September 1964 Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
A B C D–F G H–J K–L M–O P–R S T–V W–Z
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Pill station is located in Bristol
Pill station
Pill station
Pill station, Bristol

Pill railway station was a railway station near Bristol, England, on the Portishead Railway. It opened on 18 April 1867 and closed on 7 September 1964.[1] A goods yard just north of the station opened in 1912 and closed in 1963.[2]

Campaigners for the railway line to be reopened for passenger traffic have suggested the re-instatement of a passing loop here and the reopening of the station.[3] However the latest proposals suggest reopening the station, and most of the line, without a passing loop.[4]

The goods yard at the northern end of the station was the setting for the filming of the aftermath of the train decapitation scene from Bambi, an episode of the 1984 British sitcom The Young Ones.

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Ham Green Halt
Line open, Station closed
  Great Western Railway
Portishead Railway
  Portbury
Line closed, Station closed

References[edit]

  1. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 185. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  2. ^ "Pill - Bristol Railway Archive". bristol-rail.co.uk. Retrieved 2009-01-25. 
  3. ^ "report_200808_NSCPortisheadRailLineStudyFinalReport.pdf (application/pdf Object)". www.n-somerset.gov.uk. Retrieved 2009-01-23. 
  4. ^ "Portishead GRIP3 report". Retrieved 15 January 2012.