The line, a t venture between the Midland and Great Western Railways, was built to connect the Bristol Port Railway and Pier to the national network.
An iron footbridge linked the two platforms, as well as carrying a pedestrian right of way between Cromwell Road Wives want nsa Mammoth Cave the north and Station Road to the south. The original station buildings were built from pennant stonea common material in the Bristol area, and partly obtained from the digging of a cutting near Clifton Down.
The station master had lodgings above the waiting rooms on the southern platform, which had separate ticket windows Single wife seeking hot sex Bastrop Midland and Great Western services. The buildings on the northern platform were principally waiting rooms.
A goods yard was provided on the south side of Station Road, mainly used for coal traffic, and accessible from the west via a bridge over the road. A al box with 16 levers was located at the west end of the southern platform, controlling the yard and crossover points Meet sexy older 78654 women the main line.
There was some debate about whether the station should be called "Montpelier" or "Montpellier", but the t railway committee overseeing the line ruled in favour of the former in In Hot woman wants casual sex Tampa petition was submitted to the t railway committee, asking for better cover for the platforms, improved waiting rooms and a new booking office on the northern platform.
The committee agreed to extend the canopy on the northern platform, and to improve the waiting rooms, but refused to build a new booking office.
The work was completed in Further building work took place during the First World Warwhen the southern platform was extended. Beautiful ladies ready casual dating Trenton disused northern platform can be seen on the left.
The initial Monday to Saturday service provided at Montpelier by the Midland Railway was 13 trains per day between Clifton Down, Fishponds and Mangotsfield, where passengers could change for services to BathBirmingham and other Midland destinations.
The Great Western provided ten services per day between Clifton Down and Bristol Temple Me, the city's major station, where passengers could change for trains to LondonExeter and WalesLady seeking hot sex NC Lake toxaway 28747.
The Great Western also provided occasional through services to Weston-super-Mare.
On Sundays, there was no Midland service, but seven Great Western trains. It was not until that it was cleared for passenger use, which allowed services to Avonmouth via Sea Mills and Shirehampton.
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The Midland provided 12 services from Clifton Down to Fishponds, and 11. InMontpelier saw 17 Great Western services from Avonmouth to Temple Me and 15 the other way, a further 20 trains each day operating between Clifton and Temple Me, and 13 Midland trains each way Adult wants sex Five Islands Clifton and Fishponds or Mangotsfield.
Midland services were suspended from 1 January to 15 May due to the War. Redland had suffered a similar loss in Much of the main station building on the southern platform was destroyed Swingers in Colchester Vermont the Bristol Blitz during the Second World War ; the current building is what remains of this, together with a utilitarian post-war extension.
The war also saw the end of services to Fishponds and Mangotsfield, the last operating on Teens naked peteti lades fuked March Passenger s however dropped sharply in as the result of a fare increase, and so in a new reduced timetable was enacted, which lost more passengers.
A year later inthe Beeching report suggested the complete withdrawal of services along the line, but ultimately only those beyond Severn Beach or via Henbury were withdrawn. The former goods yard is now a small industrial estate.
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At this time, all trains ran to Severn Beach, but the service pattern was irregular. The northern platform right is disused.
Montpelier Station looking west, showing footbridge Wright WY sexy women recently extended mural Inthe Severnside Community Rail Partnership was formed, covering the Severn Beach Line and a network of routes radiating from Bristol.