Bristol St Philip's railway station

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Bristol St Philip's
Bristol St Philips Station (remains) - geograph.org.uk - 1909537.jpg
The station remains in 1962
Location
PlaceBristol
AreaCity of Bristol
Grid referenceST599730
Operations
Pre-groupingMidland Railway
Post-groupingLondon, Midland and Scottish Railway
London Midland Region of British Railways
Platforms1
History
2 May 1870Opened (Bristol (St Phillips)]
21 September 1953Closed to passengers
1 April 1967Closed to freight
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
170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal

St Philip's railway station was a small terminus station in Bristol built by the Midland Railway to relieve pressure on the main station at Bristol Temple Meads, which it shared with the Great Western Railway. The station had a single platform and was used principally by the local services between Bristol and Bath Green Park, via Mangotsfield.

St Philip's was created by the Midland in part of its extensive goods yard in Bristol and opened in 1870, the company having opened the line from Mangotsfield into Bath the previous year. The station was sited close to the Old Market shopping area and also attracted commuter traffic.

The Old Market area was badly bombed during World War II, and Bristol's shopping district was rebuilt elsewhere. St Philips Goods Station was renamed Midland Road on 15 September 1952. The local passenger trains were rerouted into Temple Meads and the passenger station closed on 21 September 1953. Midland Road goods station closed on 1 April 1967.

Since closure the station was demolished and its site was redeveloped for light industrial units.

Services[edit]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Terminus   Bristol and Gloucester Railway
Midland Railway
  Fishponds
Line and station closed

References[edit]

  • Bristol Railway Stations 1840-2005 by Mike Oakley, Redcliffe Press, Bristol, 2006, ISBN 1-904537-54-5

Coordinates: 51°27′16″N 2°34′43″W / 51.45455°N 2.57851°W / 51.45455; -2.57851