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St Anne's Park railway station was a railway station in Bristol, England, on the Great Western Main Line. It opened on 23 May 1898, and closed on 5 January 1970.[1][2]

St Anne's Park
St Annes Park railway station MMB 02.jpg
The site of the station as it exists today.
Location
PlaceSt Anne's, Bristol
AreaCity of Bristol
Coordinates51°26′49″N 2°32′43″W / 51.4470°N 2.5452°W / 51.4470; -2.5452Coordinates: 51°26′49″N 2°32′43″W / 51.4470°N 2.5452°W / 51.4470; -2.5452
Grid referenceST622721
Operations
Original companyGreat Western Railway
Pre-groupingGreat Western Railway
Post-groupingGreat Western Railway
Platforms2
History
23 May 1898Opened
5 January 1970Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
A B C D–F G H–J K–L M–O P–R S T–V W–Z

Recent proposals have been made for the station to reopen as part of the MetroWest project to improve rail transport in the Greater Bristol area.[3]

Accidents and incidentsEdit

  • On 11 January 1966, an express passenger train ran into the rear of another at St Anne's Park due to a signalman's error. A locomotive was then in a sidelong collision with the wreckage. Nineteen passengers were injured. Diesel-hydraulic locomotive D1071 Western Druid was severely damaged; D 864 Zambesi was slightly damaged.[4]
Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Bristol Temple Meads   Great Western Railway
Great Western Main Line
  Keynsham
 
 
St Anne's Park railway station
St Anne's Park railway station, Bristol

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Oakley, Mike (2006). Bristol Railway Stations 1840-2005. Redcliffe. pp. 94–96. ISBN 978-1-904537-54-0.
  2. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 202. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
  3. ^ "West of England Area Rail Studies Final Report" (PDF). JTEC - West of England Partnership. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 March 2016. Retrieved 8 March 2016.
  4. ^ Ministry of Transport (28 December 1967). "Report on the Collision that occurred on 11th January 1967 at St. Anne's Park, Bristol" (PDF). Her Majestey's Stationery Office. Retrieved 21 March 2017.