On 6 September 2013 Bristol Mayor George Ferguson said “Network Rail has advised that, in delivering four track, it would consider one additional station between Temple Meads and Abbey Wood, subject to a convincing business case. Both my assistant Mark Bradshaw (Labour) and I support Ashley Hill [see Ashley Down] over Horfield”. This has been challenged by local rail campaigners, who believe both sites can be delivered.
Source: Horfield railway station – Wikipedia.
Friends of Bristol Suburban Railways Plan for Rail includes a reinstated station at Horfield, positioned between Ashley Down and Filton Abbey Wood. The station would be located on Constable Road, to the south of the original station that closed in 1965, and would be served by Great Western trains on the planned Bristol Temple Meads to Henbury route (MetroWest Phase 2).