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Bristol Parkway was opened in 1971, the first station of its kind in the UK, specifically built as a park-and-ride station, situated outside of the city of Bristol. It was given its name because it was near to the M32 motorway's route into the city centre, which was known as the Bristol Parkway. Since then, the 'Parkway' addition to a station name has often been used for other park-and-ride stations across the country. The train line through the area dates back to 1903, when it was opened as part of a shortcut for trains avoiding Bath and Chippenham when coming from London to South Wales. Now Bristol Parkway is the third busiest station in the West Country after Bristol Temple Meads and Bath, used for over 2.2 million passenger journeys every year. The station was redeveloped in 2001.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays05:40 - 20:00
Saturday 06:50 - 18:00
Sunday 08:30 - 19:00
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
ShopsAvailable
PostboxAvailable
TelephonesAvailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
ATMAvailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
ToiletsAvailable
ShowersUnavailable
Baby changeAvailable
WiFiAvailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Staff Help notes
Staff assistance is available; please request assistance from any member of staff if you have not booked assistance in advance.
Customer Service notes
Please call our Customer Services Centre on 03457 000 125 (07:00-22:00 every day)
Customer help pointsAvailable
CCTVAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorAPCOA Parking (UK) Limited
Car parking spaces1140
Carpark charges
Daily£6.90
Monthly£110.50
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces156
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
Front of station
Cycle storage notes<p>Situated in the under ground car park. Please note Cycles can be carried on our trains free of charge.</p>
Step-free accessWhole station
Ramps for train accessAvailable
WheelchairsAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

Accessible taxis are available

Bristol Parkway station has three platforms, although they are numbered 2, 3 and 4. Services to Wales and the West depart from platform 2, to London and the North from platform 3 and to Weston-super-Mare from platform 4. There is a large main concourse with a ticket hall, toilets, coffee stand and ticket machines. Outside is a taxi rank/drop off, cycle storage, open-air car park and multi-storey car park. The platforms are accessed via stairs or lifts from the main concourse and a footbridge. [Note: Lifts are being refurbished and will be out of order until December 2015, there will be no level access to platforms during this time].

Departures and arrivals from Bristol Parkway

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Bristol Parkway station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to SwanseaGreat Western Railway09:042On time
to Bristol Temple MeadsGreat Western Railway09:192On time
to PlymouthCrossCountry09:311On time
to NewcastleCrossCountry09:443On time
to GloucesterGreat Western Railway09:583Late
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from London PaddingtonGreat Western Railway09:022On time
from GloucesterGreat Western Railway09:162On time
from LeedsCrossCountry09:211On time
from PlymouthCrossCountry09:403On time
from Bristol Temple MeadsGreat Western Railway09:573Late
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