Henbury railway station
The remains of the station in 2019
|Original company||Great Western Railway|
|Post-grouping||Great Western Railway |
Western Region of British Railways
|9 May 1910||Opened|
|22 March 1915||Closed|
|10 July 1922||Reopened|
|23 November 1964||Closed to passengers|
|5 July 1965||Closed to goods|
|Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom|
|Closed railway stations in Britain|
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Henbury railway station served the Bristol suburb of Henbury, England, from 1910 to 1965. The station was situated on the Henbury Loop Line of the Great Western Railway and was opened on 9 May 1910 for passenger services. Under the Beeching cuts, it was closed to passengers on 23 November 1964, with goods services ceasing on 5 July 1965. There is a proposal to reopen the station as part of the Greater Bristol Metro scheme, and if this goes ahead, it is scheduled to reopen in 2021.
Opened by the Great Western Railway on 9 May 1910, Henbury station was situated on the Henbury Loop Line which was inaugurated on the same day. The new line formed part of the Great Western's main route to Avonmouth Docks via Stoke Gifford Junction on the Bristol and Gloucester Railway. Regular passenger services ceased to call at the station between 1915 and 1922, although it appears that unadvertised workmen's services were used by the public to reach the station. In fact, a note in the list of stations issued by the Railway Clearing House in 1921 stated that "Season Ticket and Ordinary Passengers are conveyed". The station was publicly advertised again from 10 July 1922.
|Preceding station||Historical railways||Following station|
Line open, station closed
|Great Western Railway
Henbury Loop Line
Line open, station closed
Present and future
Improved services on the Severn Beach Line are called for as part of the Greater Bristol Metro scheme, a rail transport plan which aims to enhance transport capacity in the Bristol area. It has been suggested that Henbury railway station be reopened as part of the scheme, with the possibility of services running from Bristol Temple Meads to Bristol Parkway via Clifton Down and Henbury. The Metro scheme was given the go-ahead in July 2012 as part of the City Deal, whereby local councils would be given greater control over money by the government. It is proposed for reopening in 2021.
In January 2018, it was revealed that the new station would be on a new site rather than the former site (referred to as Henbury West) due to high costs. The new station could open in May 2021.
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