Bristol and Portishead Pier and Railway






Portions of line and locations

This line is divided into a number of portions.


Parson Street to Portishead




Freightliner 70003 heading east from Portbury Docks on a damp morning on 4 August 2010, passing the abandoned platforms of Ashton Gate station on the ...
Peter Todd 04/08/2010
Freightliner 70004 passing Ashton Gate with a loaded coal train from Portbury import terminal, where it would have commenced its journey shortly after ...
Peter Todd 09/08/2010
EWS 66057 runs west through the overgrown platforms of the long closed Ashton Gate Station on the Portbury branch with coal empties in May 2009.
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Peter Todd 28/05/2009
66085 light engine, on the Portbury line, passing through the disused Ashton Gate Station site on 2 June heading for Temple Meads.
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Peter Todd 02/06/2011

EWS 66016 heads west light engine towards Portbury import terminal on 9 February 2010. The south tower of Brunel's Clifton suspension bridge stands on ...
Peter Todd 09/02/2010
66075 running light engine westbound from Bristol to Portbury on 3 December 2009, passing the site of Clifton Bridge station, closed in September ...
Peter Todd 03/12/2009
Coal empties heading back to Portbury coal import terminal run west alongside the Avon on 9 February, photographed passing Rownham. ...
Andy Kirkham 09/02/2010
EWS 66175 heading light engine back towards Bristol along the Portbury branch on 19 June near the former Clifton Bridge station. ...
Peter Todd 19/06/2008


The Clifton Suspension Bridge, with the Portishead line in the background running alongside the River Avon. ...
Ewan Crawford //



Ham Green Halt was added to the Portishead Branch to serve the nearby isolation hospital. This view looking towards Pill. Note the 'pagoda' style ...
John Thorn /07/1960


Some of us may remember a song by Adge Cutler : 'Pill, Pill, I love thee still'. Pill is a real place and also the local name for a tidal creek. ...
John Thorn //1960









West to North Curve