Category: Campaigns

  • Bristol Rail Campaign Tee Shirts

    Bristol Rail Campaign Tee Shirts

    FoSBR Bristol Rail Campaign Tee Shirts are now available! Help spread the word about our work, and let people know that you support our campaign for better trains to more places more often! Beast Our tee shirts are hand printed on good quality Gildan Ultra Cotton by local tee shirt suppliers Beast. The design features…

  • Bus Stops near Ashley Down Station

    Bus Stops near Ashley Down Station

    Bristol Rail Campaign attended the full meeting of Bristol City Council in December 2023. We asked what plans they have to improve bus stops near Ashley Down Station. You may remember that last year we held an event to draw attention to poor interchange facilities, and apparent lack of planning. Muller Road The site of…

  • Transport for Wales consultation on new stations and better cross border services

    Transport for Wales consultation on new stations and better cross border services

    Transport for Wales (TfW) are running a consultation on their proposals for five new railway stations between Cardiff Central and Severn Tunnel Junction, and new cross border rail services to alleviate vehicle congestion on the M4 Motorway. New stations The scheme aims to improve connectivity between suburban communities and key regional destinations in SE Wales…

  • Tram-trains: A mass transit solution for Bristol and Bath

    Tram-trains: A mass transit solution for Bristol and Bath

    The West of England Mayoral Combined Authority is considering its options for Bristol’s Mass Transit system. Could tram-trains be the solution?

  • FoSBR now campaigns as Bristol Rail Campaign

    FoSBR now campaigns as Bristol Rail Campaign

    Friends of Suburban Bristol Railways (FoSBR) now campaign as Bristol Rail Campaign. Chair Rob Dixon explains why we’ve made this change.

  • Cam & Dursley station – still an hourly service

    Cam & Dursley station – still an hourly service

    Cam & Dursley station missed out on a service upgrade as part of the new (from May 2023) half-hourly Gloucester-Bristol Temple Meads service. The service remains hourly as every other train runs through stopping only at Yate, Bristol Parkway and Filton Abbey Wood. Passengers and community leaders around Cam & Dursley station are disappointed they…

  • Bus – rail integration: Montpelier to Chepstow

    Bus – rail integration: Montpelier to Chepstow

    Tim Weekes takes a trip from Montpelier to Chepstow by train and bus, to see how bus – rail integration can work.

  • Bus – Rail Interchange at Ashley Down Station

    Bus – Rail Interchange at Ashley Down Station

    FoSBR is concerned at a lack of interest in ensuring opportunities for bus – rail interchange at our local stations. This has come to a head with the new Ashley Down station.

  • FoSBR AGM 2023: Report

    FoSBR AGM 2023: Report

    Friends of Suburban Bristol Railways (FoSBR) held its Annual General Meeting at Alma Church Hall, near Clifton Down station, on 24th March 2023. This is a brief report. The formal minutes of the AGM will be made available shortly. Chair’s welcome Chair Rob Dixon welcomed members, speakers and visitors to the meeting. There were around…

  • How could Severn Beach Line capacity be improved?

    How could Severn Beach Line capacity be improved?

    FoSBR support a higher frequency passenger service on the Severn Beach Line. How could capacity be improved?