Chittening Platform railway station


Chittening Platform railway station

Coordinates: 51°31′30″N 2°40′30″W / 51.525°N 2.675°W / 51.525; -2.675

Chittening Platform railway station was a station on the former Great Western Railway between Filton and Avonmouth.

The station was opened on 5 March 1917 to serve a large government munitions factory at Chittening. The factory project was abandoned when the United States entered the First World War, but the station remained open to serve employees at the Chittening Trading Estate. It was closed on 23 November 1964, when passenger traffic ceased on the Avonmouth and Filton line[1]. The station was immortalised in 1964 in the song "Slow Train" by Flanders and Swann.

The line past the site remains open for goods traffic, and is now known as the Henbury Loop.

References

  1. ^ Maggs, C. (1981) Rail Centres: Bristol Ian Allan ISBN 0-7110-1153-2 p.22

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