Portishead

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<googlemap lat="51.488759" lon="-2.763405"> 51.484483, -2.760916, My photos 51.485659, -2.766924, Site of second station. </googlemap>

To Parson Street Junction: Quays Avenue
To Portishead Pier: Bristol & Portishead Pier & Railway Station

History

The original Portishead Station opened on the 18th April 1867. It closed on the 4th of January 1954 when Portishead Power Station was extended by building on railway land.

The second Portishead station, which opened on the day the first one closed, was designed by H E Cavenagh and cost £250,000 to build. It closed to passengers on the 7th September 1964. The new station was the Western Region's first since the war. Freight continued to use the line until the 30th march 1981 although the occasional Freightliner train used the line beyond that date.

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2004

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