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Written by Joe Patrick - 07 Feb 2004
last update by Pete Lawson - 17 Feb 2004
and by Tim Squires - 22 Jan 2013
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Location notes
A station on the outskirts of Bristol where South Wales, Cross Country and other South-west services call or pass. The station is on a curve. The station is quite a modern building and you can't really see anything else apart from it.

Bristol Parkway is a closed station. The only way onto the platforms is with a valid travel ticket. (PL).

The station has now been expanded to three platfoms with one of the original platfoms becoming an island platform.
Railway type and traffic
A busy "interchange" type station with Cross Country services from the South West, The Midlands and The North sharing the station with FGW services from London and South Wales, as well as local FGW services and some freight.
Freightliner's Stoke Gifford Yard is adjacent to the station, Class 66's and 70's on coal traffic can often be seen here.
Link to Real Time Trains
RTT Link Bristol Parkway
This link should be close to the location, but may not be the actual location so please check the page. This link will take you to what is happening 'around now'. Dates and times can be changed at the top of the page.
Environment
A modern 3 platform station on the outskirts of Bristol, the station is busy, but the platforms are long, so you can position yourself out of the way.
Road directions
When you get off the M4, follow signs to Parkway station.
Coming from Bristol, get on the M32 and follow signs to Parkway station.

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Bristol Parkway map co-ordinates
Parking
The station has a car park.
There is also off street parking available on Hunts Grove Road which can be reached by driving straight through Parkway and out the other side. (not show on the map - PL)
Public transport
Plenty of rail services from across a wide area of the UK, plus frequent buses from Bristol city centre.

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Amenities
The station has a small but excellent shop and a cafe within the waiting room. It's an excellent station building, very modern.(PL]
Sun Compass
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
It might be necessary to adjust the time to suit your visit, this link should open with the current day.
Bristol Parkway

Googly map
Streetmap links
Bristol Parkway general view map
Bristol Parkway close up map

Windows Local Live Link - image quality may vary
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Photographic notes
The bridge can give some quite nasty shadows. Try to stand at the east end of the eastbound platform.

Extra notes for Videographers
Due to the large volumes of people the location can get noisy at times which may detract from videos, also the occasional low flying aircraft can make a fair amount of noise!

With the addition of the extra platforms the images below may now be different, any updates to this location would be appreciated.
Links to photographs at this location

Railways Online
The Bristol Railway Archive - Parkway


General views - All photographs © Joe Patrick unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking west


Fig 1 - Looking west


Fig 2 - Looking east


Fig 2 - Looking east


Fig 3 - Looking west


Fig 3 - Looking west


Fig 4 - Looking east


Fig 4 - Looking east


Fig 5 - Looking west



Fig 5 - Looking west


Location Video








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