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Bristol Parkway is 50

Original parkway celebrates first half-century

Mark Moran
02 May 2022
Bristol Parkway in the beginning (Geograph)
Bristol Parkway in the beginning (Geograph)


Britain's first Parkway, designed as a car park with a railway station, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.

Bristol Parkway was built 50 years ago and to entice the public to use it, customers were offered a lift to the station in a car at a standard charge of 40p if they lived in the catchment area.

On its opening in 1972, the BBC’s John Craven, reported: “Bristol Parkway, which has cost close on quarter of a million pounds, is not so much a railway station, more a huge...

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