A quick cache and dash to add to the sidetracked series. There is plenty of parking on nearby side roads.
This station is due to reopen in 2021. I retired 8 years ago and it was on the cards then. I wonder if it will open in my life time. It would be lovely to get to Temple Meads in 10 minutes by train rather than up to an hour on the bus!
Henbury railway station served the Bristol suburb of Henbury, England, from 1910 to 1965. The station was situated on the Henbury Loop Line of the Great Western Railway and was opened on 9 May 1910 for passenger services. Under the Beeching cuts, it was closed to passengers on 23 November 1964, with goods services ceasing on 5 July 1965. There is a proposal to reopen the station as part of the Greater Bristol Metro scheme, and if this goes ahead, it is scheduled to reopen in 2021.
The station's former goods yard was sold at auction in October 2008 by BRB (Residuary) Limited after South Gloucestershire Council had declined to make an offer.
Improved services on the Severn Beach Line are called for as part of the Greater Bristol Metro scheme, a rail transport plan which aims to enhance transport capacity in the Bristol area. It has been suggested that Henbury railway station be reopened as part of the scheme, with the possibility of services running from Bristol Temple Meads to Bristol Parkway via Clifton Down and Henbury. In January 2018, it was revealed that the new station would be on a new site rather than the former site (referred to as Henbury West) due to high costs. The new station could open in May 2021.
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