North Filton Platform railway station

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North Filton Platform
North Filton Platform railway station (site), Gloucestershire (geograph 5724225).jpg
The remains of the railway station, under the bridge, in 2018
AreaSouth Gloucestershire
Coordinates51°31′02″N 2°34′22″W / 51.5171°N 2.5728°W / 51.5171; -2.5728Coordinates: 51°31′02″N 2°34′22″W / 51.5171°N 2.5728°W / 51.5171; -2.5728
Grid referenceST603799
Original companyGreat Western Railway
Pre-groupingGreat Western Railway
Post-groupingGreat Western Railway
9 May 1910 (1910-05-09)Opened as Filton Halt
22 March 1915Closed
1926Reopened as North Filton Platform
23 November 1964Regular public services ceased
12 May 1986Complete closure
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain

North Filton Platform was a railway station which served the northern part of Filton, Gloucestershire, England. It was on the railway line between Filton and Avonmouth, and was situated on the western side of Gloucester Road (the present A38).


The junctions in the Filton/Patchway/Stoke Gifford area. North Filton Platform was to the west of Filton West Junction.[1]

The railway line between Stoke Gifford Junction and Holesmouth Junction (Avonmouth), now known as the Henbury Loop Line, was opened by the Great Western Railway (GWR) on 9 May 1910, together with the Filton West Loop (Filton Junction to Filton West Junction).[2] Among the stations on that line which opened the same day was one originally known as Filton Halt. It closed less than five years later, on 22 March 1915.[3]

It was reopened either on 12 July 1926[4] or on 20 September 1926,[5] and was now known as North Filton Platform.[4]

Regular passenger services ceased from 23 November 1964, but workman trains continued until 12 May 1986.[6][7]


Friends of Suburban Bristol Railways (FOSBR) and other local rail campaign groups support the reopening of the Henbury Line to passengers, as well as the stations at North Filton and Henbury.[8][9][10][11] FOSBR suggest this would help services along the Severn Beach Line, allowing a Bristol Temple Meads-Avonmouth-Bristol Parkway service, and also provide services to the north of Bristol generally, the Cribbs Causeway shopping centre,[12] and the redevelopment at Filton Aerodrome. FOSBR say that local councils have committed to a feasibility study into reopening the line.[12] In December 2011 a South Gloucestershire Council planning committee recommended that the station, along with Henbury station, be re-opened for passenger services.[13] The station's reopening is set to provide transport links to the Bristol Arena and the new Brabazon neighbourhood.


  1. ^ British Railway Atlas 1955. Britain's Railways. Shepperton: Ian Allan. November 2000. p. 8, section C2. ISBN 0-7110-2726-9. 0011/C2.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  2. ^ MacDermot, E.T. (1931). History of the Great Western Railway, vol. II: 1863-1921. Paddington: Great Western Railway. pp. 449, 612.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  3. ^ Butt 1995, p. 96
  4. ^ a b Butt 1995, pp. 96,173
  5. ^ Nock, O.S. (1967). History of the Great Western Railway, vol. 3: 1923-1947. Shepperton: Ian Allan. p. 248. ISBN 0-7110-0304-1.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  6. ^ Butt 1995, p. 173
  7. ^ Private and Untimetabled Railway stations by G.Croughton and others
  8. ^ "Friends of Suburban Bristol Railways making rail difference". This is Bristol. Northcliffe Media. 25 September 2010. Retrieved 14 April 2012.
  9. ^ "Council leader's claim is a distortion of the facts". This is Bristol. Northcliffe Media. 29 July 2011. Archived from the original on 9 December 2012. Retrieved 14 April 2012.
  10. ^ Leslie, Charlotte MP (10 November 2008). "Unite to fight the sale of Henbury train station". This is Bristol. Northcliffe Media. Archived from the original on 15 September 2012. Retrieved 15 April 2012.
  11. ^ Bristol Evening Post (28 March 2012). "Campaigners raise questions over Henbury rail route". This is Bristol. Northcliffe Media. Archived from the original on 14 January 2013. Retrieved 15 April 2012.
  12. ^ a b "Our Case". Friends of Suburban Bristol Railways. Retrieved 15 April 2012.
  13. ^ "Planners back Filton Airfield's closure". BBC News. 5 December 2011. Retrieved 6 December 2011.


  • 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.

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Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Filton Junction
Line closed, station open
  Great Western Railway
Henbury Loop Line
  Charlton Halt
Line and station closed
Line and station closed