This six mile line is a former passenger railway, now a freight route serving Avonmouth Docks, that runs from the Filton junctions to St Andrews Road station, where it joins the Severn Beach line to form a loop. There were stations at North Filton Platform, Charlton Halt, Henbury, Hallen Halt, and Chittening Platform.

Despite a sustained campaign by Friends of Suburban Bristol Railways and other parties to restore passenger services across the entire line, the reopened line forming part of Phase 2 of the MetroWest programme will be spur from the Filton junctions extending only as far as Henbury, with an intermediate station at North Filton to support new residential and commercial development at the site of the former Filton airfield.

When the line eventually reopens to passenger trains, Great Western Railway will provide an hourly service between Bristol Temple Meads and Henbury, calling at Lawrence Hill, Stapleton Road, Filton Abbey Wood and North Filton. An additional station at Ashley Down is at the planning stage and a further station at Horfield is under consideration.

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Source: The Henbury Loop – Friends of Suburban Bristol Railways Newsletter, September 2015 | Download pdf document (16pp) »

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Further reading

The Henbury Loop – Friends of Suburban Bristol Railways Newsletter, September 2015 (pdf)

Henbury Loop – RailFuture website (2015)

Henbury Loop – Feasibility Study on Reopening – South West Transport Development CIC (pdf; date unknown, but not recent)

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