Opened on the 1st May 1972 on the site of Stoke Gifford marshalling yard which closed on 4th October 1971. The original station was built by Stone & Co. of Bristol and consisted of open platforms connected by an open footbridge. Only very basic booking and waiting facilities were provided.
A track plan of Bristol Parkway from 1988.
D1025 enters Stoke Gifford Yard from the east. © Andy Kirkham
The official BR portrait of the station taken just before opening in 1972.
A view across the car park at Bristol Parkway with Concorde coming into land at Filton Airport to take part in a families airshow day. A Class 47 waits with a parcels train, while in the background a rake of cement wagons that will have either come from, or are going to Lawrence Hill or Avon Street. Between them is a rake of wagons destined for Filton Tip. © Geoff Hartland
Looking east along the platforms. A healthy crowd is awaiting a London-bound HST.