14 incredible pictures showing the lost railway stations of Bristol
From Brislington to Clifton Bridge to Portishead - these stations all closed more than 50 years ago
Before the boom in car travel, people in Bristol could take a train from the city centre to all four corners of the city and surrounding area. Whether it be jumping on the Midland Railway to Staple Hill, or boarding the Bristol and North Somerset Railway to Brislington, the railways, along with the tramways, were a viable, if not sometimes unreliable, option to get around the city.
Today, it’s a different story with many of the tracks pulled up and stations demolished and replaced with other developments. Oh wouldn’t hindsight have been helpful as now city leaders look for ways to introduce greener transport schemes to reduce congestion and pollution in the city. This includes the planned opening of eight new railway stations in the city.
But enough of pondering the demise of the old railway network - here’s a chance to look back at the glory of the railways in Bristol, and the many stations across the city. Some of which you’d struggle today to find where they were even located.
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