Bristol Rail Campaign (FoSBR) campaigns for rail at the core of an integrated transport network for Bristol, Bath and the West of England.
The West of England’s’s biggest underused transport asset is its suburban rail network. Bristol, Bath and the West of England is crossed by railway lines. But the trains are infrequent. Many places have no local train station. And some lines are only used by freight trains.
Our Plan for Rail delivers the backbone of a sustainable transport system. It does this by building on MetroWest to create a clean turn-up-and-go metro system.
Some of Britain’s finest countryside can be accessed from our local train stations, along with beautiful townscapes and interesting industry. We have compiled some of our favourite walks for you to explore.
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Rail improvements often take a long time.
Typically they can take decades from conception to realisation.
We’ve mapped out the timelines of key projects that affect local rail in Bristol, Bath and the West of England.