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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.
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.
When you get off the M4, follow signs to Parkway station. Coming from Bristol, get on the M32 and follow signs to Parkway station.
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.
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