Author: Graham Ellis

  • Remembering Julie Boston: 1

    Remembering Julie Boston: 1

    Graham Ellis has for many years been at the forefront of the campaign for better train and bus services through Melksham. Here he explains how Julie Boston helped motivate the Wiltshire campaign. On the day of Julie’s funeral, I travelled from home in Melksham to Canford Crematorium in Bristol, connecting to the Severn Beach line…

  • Cross-city trains

    Cross-city trains

    Since December 2021 Bristol has had a cross-city train service, with regular trains linking Severn Beach, Bristol Temple Meads and Weston-super-Mare. Graham Ellis recently joined friends from FoSBR  to learn how this was working. Bristol’s local railway services now link across the city – through services across Temple Meads station.  What an excellent idea – whilst…

  • Plans to cut Bristol to Waterloo service

    Plans to cut Bristol to Waterloo service

    The Department for Transport plans to cut the through train service from Bristol, Keynsham, Bath, Bradford-on-Avon and Trowbridge to London (Waterloo) via Salisbury on 12th December 2021. Local rail user groups are coming together in the hope of reversing this. Well-used South Western Railway have been running up to five trains a day on their…

  • Greta Thunberg in Bristol

    Greta Thunberg in Bristol

    Greta Thunberg spoke at the Bristol Youth Strike for Climate gathering on 28th February 2020. Graham Ellis, FoSBR member and administrator of the Great Western Coffee Shop Forum, gives his impressions of the day: They came in tens, hundreds and thousands to what has been described as the largest protest ever in Bristol. And that’s…