Our Plan for Rail

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.

services in the West of England

Go for a walk

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.

Meandering River Chew, near Keynsham

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Ashley Down Station - Concorde Way and station entrance from Station Road 28 December 2023

Progress

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.

Bristol Rail Campaign - FoSBR logo

Rail is for everyone!

We campaign for sustainable, accessible, inclusive transport.

Read about who we are and how we got started, check out our current campaigns, and then

…to help get better rail services for more people.

Talk to us if you want to know more.