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== 1960s ==
 
== 1960s ==
 
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Image:Patchway1.jpg|A vintage pic of the view north from Patchway. The line in the foreground is the long-removed freight loop. ''&copy; [[:Category:Gerald Peacock|Gerald Peacock]]''
 
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== 1980s ==
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Image:155332-1.jpg|[[155332]] pulls away from the platforms and heads for Bristol.
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Image:Patchway2.jpg|A DMU speeds through a rather desolate looking station on its way to [[Cardiff]] in 1989.
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== 2003 ==
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Image:Patchway3.jpg|The view north.
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Image:Patchway4.jpg|The view south. Note how much higher the track side vegetation is compared to the 1989 shots.
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Image:Patchway5.jpg|A platform shelter.
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Image:Patchway6.jpg|An electrical cabinet hiding underneath the footbridge.
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Image:Patchway7.jpg|The station sign as attached to lamposts throughout the station.
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Image:Patchway8.jpg|Timetable and information boards.
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Image:Patchway9.jpg|[[158815]] heads for Cardiff.
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Image:Patchway10.jpg|The view north from the footbridge.
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Image:Patchway11.jpg|The exit from platform 2 to Rolls-Royce.
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Image:Patchway12.jpg|Trunking runs along the trackbed of the lifted goods loop.
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Image:Patchway13.jpg|A road/rail digger stored on site February 2004.
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Image:Patchway14.jpg|The view along the platform in the direction of Bristol.
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Image:Patchway15.jpg|Patchway ticket office seems to be used mostly when trains from Parkway are diverted here due to engineering works.
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== 2005 ==
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Image:Patchway16.jpg|The view towards [[Patchway Junction]].
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Image:Patchway17.jpg|Looking along the station towards Wales. Not changed much since the photo above.
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Image:143611-18.jpg|143611 calls at the station with a service for Cardiff.
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Image:Patchway18.jpg|Lineside debris.
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Image:60058-1.jpg|[[60058]] restarts her train after being held at signals with the late running [[Westerleigh Sidings|Westerleigh]] to Robeston tanks.
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Image:158854-3.jpg|[[158854]] makes an appearance before heading off for [[Temple Meads]].
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Image:Patchway19.jpg|A [[Class 143]] and an [[w:InterCity 125|HST]] pass each other. The 143 is heading for Cardiff, the HST for Temple Meads.
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Image:Patchway20.jpg|At the other end of the station [[150234]] makes an approach.
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During 2006 the original footbridge was taken away and restored. During this time a temporary footbridge was erected just to the south of the original bridge.
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Image:Patchway21.jpg|The temporary footbridge was erected just to the south of the original bridge. 10.3.06
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Image:Patchway22.jpg|Viewed from the other side.
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Image:150243-5.jpg|[[150243]] stands under both bridges with a service for Cardiff. 10.3.06
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Image:Patchway23.jpg|Three months later. The legs of the bridge were restored in situ. 27.6.06
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Image:Patchway24.jpg|The view along the station showing the temporary footbridge. The station was also sporting new platform edging.
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Image:43002-1.jpg|[[43002]] hurtles through the station en-route towards Bristol Parkway.
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Image:Patchway25.jpg|A quick visit on 29.11.06 shows that the original footbridge is back in place.
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Image:Patchway26.jpg|A view along the deck of the bridge showing newly installed lighting.
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== Videos ==
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*[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgYYaz-NbOo A Class 158 passes through the station].
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*[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vw_SCRSuKGM An Adelante at the station].
 
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Revision as of 23:39, 15 December 2007

<googlemap lat="51.527436" lon="-2.562304"> 51.525707, -2.562314, Patchway </googlemap>

To Bristol, the North or London: Gipsy Patch Lane
To Wales: Station Road - Patchway

History

The original Patchway station was slightly further north than this one, but when the line was doubled the station was moved south to a spot where the tracks were level. This second station was opened on the 10th August 1885 as Patchway and Stoke Gifford but was renamed Patchway on the 27th October 1908.

Both platforms at Patchway are 132 yards in length.

1960s

1980s

2003

2005

During 2006 the original footbridge was taken away and restored. During this time a temporary footbridge was erected just to the south of the original bridge.

Videos