Clifton Down Railway Station

Clifton Down Railway Station

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Clifton Down railway station is located on Whiteladies Road in Clifton, Bristol, England. The station is 6 kilometres west of Bristol Temple Meads on the Severn Beach Line. To the west of the station the line passes through a mile-long tunnel under the Downs; the station takes its name from Clifton Down, the southern part of this open public space. The station was opened on 1 October 1874, when the first section of the Severn Line branch was opened. Initially there were 10 Great Western Railway trains a day from the station to Temple Meads and 13 Midland Railway trains a day to Mangotsfield. Trains to Mangotsfield ceased in 1941, but by 1947 there were 33 trains a day in each direction. Until the 1970s excursion trains were run to the station from South Wales for visitors to Bristol Zoo - trains known as "monkey specials." An additional subway style entrance to the station from Whiteladies road was removed in the early 1990s. The staircase can still be seen on platform 2 beyond the guard rails. At street level, this entrance was paved over to make way for a small shopping island.show more

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  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 136g
  • Frac Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135884077
  • 9786135884074