The Story Of Bristol Harbour Railway

Home 2024 Walking Events The Story Of Bristol Harbour Railway
2:00 pm Wed 15 May 2024
3:30 pm Wed 15 May 2024

Bristol Temple Meads had opened for passenger services as early as 1840, yet similar plans for the movement of freight were slow to emerge.

It wasn’t until 1872 that a rail connection between Temple Meads and the city docks was opened. This became known as Bristol Harbour Railway.

Some of the people behind the venture and connections to the North Somerset coal field will be discussed.

The walk itself will start behind Temple Meads station and follow the route of the line to the harbour.

The remains of the line will be described along with some of the challenging obstacles that had to be overcome.

Contact Name
M Shed Box Office
Booking Phone
0117 352 6600
Link to Walk
2 miles
Free – Donations appreciated
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Accessible by public transport, Accessible toilets, Booking essential, Buggy friendly, Dogs on leads welcome, Family friendly, Frequent rest stops, Mobility scooter friendly, Refreshments available to purchase, Toilets, Visually impaired friendly, Wheelchair friendly

Booking Required
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Fri 15 March 2024
Last Updated
Fri 15 March 2024