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Network Rail are constructing practice stations within the Bristol space to offer extra common public transportation. The MetroWest part 2 plans embrace a reopening of the Henbury line, which is able to see new stations at Henbury, North Filton and Ashley Down, the place building has already began.

The trains will present an hourly service from Temple Meads to Filton Abbey Wood and onto North Filton and Henbury, in addition to half-hourly companies between Temple Meads and Gloucester through Yate.

Funded by native councils and the Department for Transport’s 2021 scheme, the mission is estimated to price round £42.3 million.

According to Network Rail, trains may have 5 carriages and board as much as 582 passengers.

The Henbury rail station, which was meant to open in May 2021 however has since been delayed till 2026, can be constructed alongside the A4018 with an entry ramp. It will even function parking for 34 automobiles, cycle stands for 40 bikes and a pedestrian entry.

“This is really exciting to finally see the official planning application for the Henbury Station”, Councillor Mark Weston told BristolWorld in 2023.

“Many of us have been campaigning for decades to get rail services restored to this area of northern Bristol. This is an important milestone on that journey and I look forward to when it is finally opened.”

While not constructed immediately over the older Henbury rail station, on account of price constraints, the practice line will move by way of the Fishpool Hill growth, which has has planning permission for greater than 1000 properties.

The Henbury rail station was initially opened by the Great Western Railway as a part of the Henbury Loop Line in 1910.

The line was a part of the Great Western’s fundamental path to Avonmouth Docks through Stoke Gifford Junction on the Bristol and Gloucester Railway earlier than closing to passengers in 1964.