Horfield railway station

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Horfield
2018 at Horfield - relaying the main line (02).JPG
The site in 2018
Location
PlaceBristol
AreaCity of Bristol
Operations
Original companyGreat Western Railway
Post-groupingGreat Western Railway
Platforms4
History
14 May 1927Station opens
23 November 1964Station closes
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

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).

History[edit]

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.

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Ashley Hill
Line open, station closed
  Great Western Railway   Filton Junction
Line and station open

Location[edit]

Horfield railway station was located immediately to the south of the road that is now named Bonnington Walk.[1]

Current site[edit]

Trains running between Bristol Temple Meads, Filton Abbeywood and Bristol Parkway pass the site.

Local campaigners have called for the station to be reopened.[2] 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".[citation needed] This has been challenged by local rail campaigners, who believe both sites can be delivered.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Geographia Street plan of Bristol c.1937
  2. ^ 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 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199.
  • Jowett, Alan (2000). Jowett's Nationalised Railway Atlas (1st ed.). Penryn, Cornwall: Atlantic Transport Publishers. ISBN 978-0-906899-99-1. OCLC 228266687.

Coordinates: 51°29′40″N 2°34′09″W / 51.4944°N 2.5691°W / 51.4944; -2.5691