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Bristol Port and Pier Railway

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The railway was built between a terminus beneath the Clifton Suspension Bridge (later called Hotwells Station) and Avonmouth; it was 5.75 mile long.

1865 The line opened. The plan to extend it to Temple Meads station was never implemented.

From 1869 the company was in the hands of a receiver; several works were incomplete.

1871 the company was absorbed by the GWR, which had its own plans to build an extension line from Clifton to Avonmouth, and from a point South of Sneyd Park used the incomplete Pier Company route to Avonmouth.

1922 With the widening of the Portway road, part of the Bristol Port and Pier Railway had to be demolished so the Sneyd Park-Hotwells section was closed, as was the rest of the line, which was then dismantled.


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  • Bristol Port and Pier Railway [1]