The Anonymous Widower

Work Begins On Bristol’s First Railway Station Since 1927

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on the BBC.

These are the first two paragraphs.

Construction work has begun on Bristol’s first new railway station in 95 years.

Portway Park & Ride will open in the Summer, linking Shirehampton with the Severn Beach railway line.

It is planned to open this Summer.

I first wrote about Portway Parkway station in DfT Names Five Winners Of Fresh £16m Stations Fund in 2017, when the stations names were as follows.

  • Horden Peterlee in County Durham
  • Warrington West in Cheshire
  • Reading Green Park
  • Bow Street in Ceredigion, Wales
  • Portway Parkway near Bristol


  1. Portway Parkway is the last station to start construction.
  2. Reading Green Park station is still under construction and should open this year.
  3. Bow Street station opened in February 2021.
  4. Horden station opened in June 2020. I wrote about station after a visit, in Horden Station – 28th October 2020.
  5. Warrington West station opened in December 2019. I wrote about the station after a visit in January 2020, in The New Warrington West Station.

Given the pandemic, the construction hasn’t gone too badly.

February 4, 2022 - Posted by | Transport/Travel | , , , , , ,

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