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  Severn Beach Line - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The current line runs from Narroways Junction to Severn Beach, but it is a successor to an earlier railway, known as the Bristol Port Railway and Pier, which ran from a Bristol terminus in the Avon Gorge to a station and pier on the Severn Estuary.
The line was recently highlighted by Thomas Cook as one of the scenic lines of Europe.
A freight-only line known as the "Henbury Loop" connects Avonmouth with Bristol Parkway station on the London-South Wales and Bristol-Birmingham routes.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Severn_Beach_Line   (752 words)

 Modern Severn Bridges
The bridge is not far from the line of the Severn tunnel, which was a great feat of engineering, built from 1874 to 1886.
This new Severn bridge is quite close to the ferry crossing that was used by the Romans in the days of the empire, illustrating, as many Severn bridges do, that the number of good crossing points is limited, and that people will use them during long periods of time.
The river Severn passes under this viaduct at the eastern end; east of the river span there is only a span over the steep bank of the river.
www.brantacan.co.uk /modern_severn_bridges.htm   (3344 words)

 Severn Beach - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Severn Beach is a village on the mouth of the river Severn in South Gloucestershire, England.
The village is also at the end of the Severn Beach Line railway, with a small unstaffed station.
Severn Beach offers excellent conger fishing from the shore in the winter and views of the River Severn and the two bridges that cross it.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Severn_Beach   (371 words)

 Match Page
Todays bright and sunny weather masked the boggy and slippery pitch in which Severn Beach were looking to end their losing streak.
A dejected beach conceded a third after a neat one two saw Wanderers striker felled in the box and the resultant penalty was put away with ease.
Severn Beach had become increasingly desperate as the half went on with players willing to try speculative and unwarranted efforts from impossible angles.
mysite.wanadoo-members.co.uk /SevernBeachFusion/TheSeason/History/2002Season/MatchDay2002/VsWessexWanderersH.htm   (366 words)

 Match Page
Today's game was another chance for Severn Beach to end their barren spell and finally win a game after 8 successive league and cup defeats.
Phipps was also having an impressive first half display as the lone striker he held the ball up well and at times turned on the opposing defence making runs down the wing and forcing corners or crossing for the supporting midfield.
Severn Beach broke through Bedminster's back line only to see an initial Phipps effort block and an Alderman follow up somehow cleared of the line.
mysite.wanadoo-members.co.uk /SevernBeachFusion/TheSeason/History/2002Season/MatchDay2002/VsAFCBedminsterResA.htm   (669 words)

 Alabama’s Gulf Coast
Orange Beach, to the east, is the more developed area, with hotels and the resort activities.
Gulf Shores is the beach community everyone dreams of – houses half-hidden among the dunes, long stretches of deserted sand, and small eateries where the neighbors hang out.
He tends the rods and lines, baiting the hooks, casting the lines, and finding the fish, then cheering his passengers on as they reel in their catch.
www.severnwriter.com /alabama.htm   (1358 words)

 Bristol Green Party - Local rail strategy
Increase the frequency of Severn Beach line services to half hourly, keeping as frequent a service as possible during the evening peak period.
on many lines, especially the Severn Beach line, means that weekend journeys away in the rest of the country are not practical as a train cannot be used for the last part of the return journey.
The ability to reach Severn Beach is particularly important for cyclists, as it means that they can get out of Bristol without having to negotiate their way through the very hilly north-west of the city, and can use signed cycle routes into Gloucestershire and onto the Severn Bridge.
www.bristolgreenparty.org.uk /policy/0504rail.htm   (1437 words)

 Severn Beach (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab3.cs.columbia.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
'''Severn Beach''' is a small town on the mouth of the river Severn in South Gloucestershire in England.
It is also at the end of a railway line, with a small unstaffed station.
Severn Beach was created in 1922 as a seaside resort.
severn-beach.iqnaut.net.cob-web.org:8888   (187 words)

 BBC Inside Out - Bristol's Severn Beach Railway Line
However, when the Severn Beach Railway opened in 1865 it was all pistons, power and polish.
Today, 20 years after Cecil Parkinson defended the line in the House of Commons, people are still standing up to speak out for the Severn Beach line.
They are adamant that the Severn Beach Railway is cheaper than catching the bus, more reliable and will offer you some spectacular views of Bristol and South Wales from the high vantage points.
www.bbc.co.uk /insideout/west/series6/railway.shtml   (1062 words)

 Government advisers want to concrete over the Bristol to Severn Beach railway line and turn it into a special bus ...
The introduction of concrete channels is seen as a way of transforming under-used railway lines which rely on large government subsidies.
Peter Tyzack, the South Gloucestershire councillor for Pilning and South Beach, said that, while he was in favour of replacing redundant railway lines, he did not believe the Bristol to Severn Beach line was under-used enough to be replaced.
More than 50 branch lines across the UK are to become "community railways" with private donors expected to pick up the tab for maintenance.
www.portisheadrailwaygroup.org /EP_10_Oct_05.htm   (754 words)

 The Severn Way - The route
The Severn Way is well served by a variety of bus and train services.
The Severn Valley steam railway follows the river from Bridgnorth to Bewdley with regular stations.
Severn Beach and Avonmouth are on a branch line railway from Bristol.
www.severnway.com /Route_transport.shtml   (566 words)

 Line Names
Most (though not all) named lines will tend to be rural and/or relatively lightly used routes, or used for local journeys rather than as part of a much longer journey.
Settle and Carlisle Line) or by the terminus (e.g.
Severn Beach Line) do not need a 'translation', and are not included here.
deaves47.users.btopenworld.com /line_names.htm   (284 words)

 Friends Of Severn Beach Railway
The Severn Beach line is Bristol's last remaining branch line and has been under threat for many years.
It was kept alive by Avonmouth dockers in the 60s and by the Severn Beach Passenger Line Association in the 80s.
The line should either be taken back to public ownership or it should be improved by grants on environmental grounds and run as a social service.
www.exeterleft.freeserve.co.uk /RSW03/FOSBR.htm   (756 words)

 Severn Beach Railway   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Severn Beach railway runs from Bristol Temple Meads, the principle station in Bristol, and snakes up the Avon valley to its terminus at Severn Beach.
As a keen walker the Severn Beach line is an invaluable asset to me as it links up where I live near Lawrence Hill to some of the most scenic parts of Bristol.
For the experienced walker there a twenty mile round trip from Severn Beach to Chepstow, in South Wales, via the first built of the Severn Bridges.
www.selfsufficientish.com /savesevernbeachrailway.htm   (1386 words)

 Severn Way - Paths Routes and Trails - Information - Ramblers' Association
The Way ends officially at Severn Beach at the M4 bridge (337km/210.5 miles), where the Bristol Link continues on to the River Avon Trail and the Watershed Centre in central Bristol.
The Way was established by the Severn Way Partnership comprising the local authorities, the Environment Agency, which manages the river itself, and ICI Estates.
The official end of the Way is adjacent to Severn Beach station where frequent local trains serve Bristol Temple Meads.
www.ramblers.org.uk /info/paths/severn.html   (452 words)

 RMT Bristol Rail Branch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The FOSBR passenger survey on the 06.33 from Severn Beach in 2004 showed that many passengers used the Severn Beach line to commute to Bath, Cardiff, Swindon and London.
Investigate the suggested conversion of the Avonmouth to Severn Beach stretch to a light rail shuttle.
Use of the under-used parts of the rail network to take into account the considerable growth of population and housing in the region and the need for sustainable modes of travel (including rail) to reduce the threat of climate change is innovative.
www.rmtbristolrail.org.uk /archives/00000231.shtml   (773 words)

 The Severn Bridges Visitor Centre   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Severn Bridges Visitor Centre situated at the end of Shaft Road, off Green Lane, Severn Beach, near the east end of the Second Severn Crossing was opened in 1998 and is run by the Severn Bridges Trust.
Originally early man relied on the river to keep his enemies on the other side and as the river was very shallow he could easily cross using tree trunks and stones.
The bridge is not far from the line of the Severn tunnel, built from 1874 to 1886 and is quite close to the ferry crossing that was used by the Romans.
www.bristol-link.co.uk /entertainment/severn-bridges-centre.htm   (423 words)

 Severn Log Cabin from Dunster House   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The impressive Severn Log Cabin is the top of our 28mm interlocking Log Cabin range.
At almost 16' x 12' on the inside this is a truly large Cabin with plenty of space for a variety of uses.
This will give a base that lies in line with the outside edge of the walls, to aid drainage.
www.dhleisureandgarden.com /acatalog/Severn-Log-Cabin.html   (1053 words)

 The Bristol Railway Archive - Narroways Hill Junction
Beyond this footbridge is a smaller one that crosses the Severn Beach line.
The whole line, with the exception of the passing loop at Clifton Down, was singled on the 19th October 1970.
The line of houses on the right give away the direction the line went in, and right smack bang in the middle of the pic is a lampost with a blue sign attached.
www.bristol-rail.co.uk /narroways.php   (575 words)

 Portishead Railway Group: Our case
The railway line still exists from Bristol to Portishead, and has been refurbished for freight use at a cost of £21 million, but it is only open as far as Royal Portbury Docks.
The same rolling stock could then run continuously from Severn Beach to Portishead and back, enhancing transport for a large part of the Bristol area.
He said “A new freight line has been built, at enormous expense to the taxpayer...It could also be used to reopen the passenger line to Portishead”.
www.portisheadrailwaygroup.org /html/our_case.html   (781 words)

 First Great Western - Devon
The line follows the gentle river valleys of the Taw and Yeo, home to the author Henry Williamson, whose classic tale 'Tarka the Otter' gives the railway line its name.
The railway travels down the 11 mile line to Exmouth on the eastern side of the River Exe Estuary and is popular with local people for commuting and shopping, as well as visitors on holiday and day trips.
One line runs to Torquay and Paignton (28 miles, 50 minutes), the other travels westward through the historic market town of Totnes to Plymouth (52 mile, 60 minutes) and Cornwall with views across the South Hams and Dartmoor.
www.firstgreatwestern.co.uk /Content.aspx?id=83   (563 words)

 Severn River Resources
Public access to the water in the Severn watershed is available at Sandy Point State Park with its natural sandy beach on the Chesapeake and extensive recreational and boat-launching facilities.
Severn Run Natural Environmental Area has fishing for rainbow trout along its banks, but no amenities.
Fishing in non-tidal waters of the Severn watershed also requires a license, with regulations also available on-line.
www.aacounty.org /SevernRiver/using.cfm   (445 words)

 Live from the Third Rail: Archive
Tracks on branch railway lines are to be torn up and replaced with concrete channels, under plans to attract people out of cars by replacing trains with buses.
We've established, time and time again, that bus lines do not draw the same amount of riders as rail lines, largely due to issues of comfort, speed, and the general mentality around bus use.
Replacing the Severn Beach line would be a disastrous failure, because it will be exchanging the last few miles of track shared with main line trains with crowded city streets.
thirdrail.smorgasblog.com /archives/002078.html   (515 words)

 RMT - Save the Severn Beach line, RMT tells Bristol council   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Britain's biggest rail union today called on Bristol city council not to pull the plug on the city's Severn Beach rail line.
RMT's Bristol Rail branch, alongside the city's trades union council and transport campaigners, will be lobbying Bristol councillors from 14:00 on Tuesday (February 28) urging them to throw out a Liberal Democrat cabinet proposal to axe the council's entire £138,000 rail support budget.
The grant supports services on the Severn Beach line, which provides a vital transport lifeline across north and west Bristol, through Clifton and Avonmouth to Severn Beach.
www.rmt.org.uk /Templates/Internal.asp?NodeID=96518   (332 words)

 All Hallows Church, Easton, Bristol, England
The architect was Sir George Oatley of the firm Crisp and Oatley.
Many people know it from the way it broods over the railway line between Lawrence Hill and Stapleton Road stations, in fact this is one of the best views of the church (left, above) but one only possible to photograph in the winter.
The style of the church is that of English Gothic of the Decorative period, and its lines of composition will be found different from any other church in the city.
www.geocities.com /churchcrawler/bristol/allhallw.htm   (923 words)

This is the final leg of the Trent Severn Waterway northbound, or the beginning point for a southward voyage.
The west end of Little Lake is the final approach to Port Severn and Lock 46 the last of the Trent Severn locks.
Port Severn/s Marina's are as represented on the map.
www.cruising.ca /trent/docs/L-45.html   (1279 words)

 First Great Western - The Heart of Wessex line
This scenic line calls at twenty stations between Bristol Temple Meads and Weymouth, so whether you're a commuter going to work, a local resident going shopping or a visitor to the area, the Heart of Wessex Line lets you leave the car behind, enjoy the scenery and relax as you travel.
Alight at Bradford-on-Avon or Avoncliff to stroll alongside the beautiful Kennet and Avon Canal, or explore some of the most unspoilt and rural landscapes of Wessex from the halts at Thornford and Chetnole, or the stations at Yetminster and Maiden Newton.
Line problem between St Erth and St Ives.
www.firstgreatwestern.co.uk /Content.aspx?id=85   (290 words)

 Severn 28 Vantage Log Cabin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Severn 28 Vantage is a generously sized log cabin that can be used for many different purposes, and its superb design features a unique bay window at the side of the cabin.
Picture shows a Severn 28 VANTAGE Log Cabin with the veranda attached.
The Severn 28 VANTAGE Log Cabin comes with the option of fitting 14mm double glazed sealed units in place of the glass supplied as standard in the windows and doors of your log cabin.
www.dhleisureandgarden.com /acatalog/Severn-28vantage-Log-Cabin.html   (928 words)

 House of Commons Hansard Debates for 24 Jan 2005 (pt 40)
The consequence of the growth in housing and population in Portishead, combined with inadequate transport infrastructure, has resulted in what is now probably the most overcrowded cul-de-sac in Britain.
The original railway line came into being to meet one of Brunel's schemes to operate a steamship service to America.
In 2000, a freight facilities grant enabled a new spur to be constructed to serve royal Portbury dock, and the line to Bristol to be relaid for freight traffic.
www.publications.parliament.uk /pa/cm200405/cmhansrd/vo050124/debtext/50124-40.htm   (1233 words)

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