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Built in the 1874, Clifton Down train station is on the Severn Beach Line, serving the affluent village of Clifton, Bristol. The station was once frequented by regular excursion trains heading for nearby Bristol Zoo; however, dwindling numbers in later years led to the station finally removing all staff and running a reduced service from the late-60s onwards. Nonetheless, Clifton has a long relationship with natural history, with the BBC's Natural History Unit, which is responsible for making 25% of the world's wildlife programmes, also on Whiteladies Road. One of the station's disused station buildings has now been bricked up and adorned with bright murals of animals created by local students to promote links with Bristol Zoo, and another of the buildings has since become the Australian-themed Roo Bar. Nowadays, regular stopping services leave the station for Bristol Temple Meads and Severn Beach, taking quarter of an hour and half an hour respectively.

Station details & facilities

Ticket MachineUnavailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelUnstaffed
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionUnavailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes
Please call our Customer Services Centre on 03457 000 125 (07:00-22:00 every day)
Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Car parking spaces40
Carpark charges
Three Monthly£147.00
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces32
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVUnavailable
Step-free accessWhole station
Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesUnavailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

Accessible taxis are not available

Accessed from either side of the tracks with platforms linked by a raised walkway, Clifton Down station is located at the heart of a busy commercial and residential area. Aside from sheltered waiting areas, bench seating and secure bike storage, facilities at the station are limited, but a minute's walk takes you to the bustling Whiteladies Road. And The Roo Bar, next to the station car park, is the perfect place to pass the time while waiting for your train.

Departures and arrivals from Clifton Down

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Clifton Down station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Lawrence HillGreat Western Railway08:442On time
to Severn BeachGreat Western Railway08:441On time
to Lawrence HillGreat Western Railway09:442On time
to Severn BeachGreat Western Railway09:441On time
to Lawrence HillGreat Western Railway10:442On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Lawrence HillGreat Western Railway08:431Late
from Severn BeachGreat Western Railway08:432On time
from Lawrence HillGreat Western Railway09:421On time
from Severn BeachGreat Western Railway09:432On time
from Lawrence HillGreat Western Railway10:421On time
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