Category: Consultations

  • 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…

  • WECA A4 Bath to Bristol transport proposals

    WECA A4 Bath to Bristol transport proposals

    West of England Combined Authority (WECA) propose to make big changes to the A4 between Bath and Bristol. They have launched an online consultation which runs until 1st October. We urge you to read this and respond! The aim of these changes is to give better options for buses, bikes, walking and wheeling. We are…

  • Ticket Office Closures: We say ‘No!’

    Ticket Office Closures: We say ‘No!’

    FoSBR objects strongly to DfT plans to close all ticket offices in England. We think these proposals are poorly timed, have unrealistic timescales, discriminate against disabled people, and fail to guarantee service levels.

  • Bristol Temple Quarter consultation

    Bristol Temple Quarter consultation

    In early January 2023 a development framework was released for consultation by the Bristol Temple Quarter partnership. FoSBR joined a walking tour to understand how the new neighbourhoods will link to Temple Meads.

  • MetroWest: slow progress

    MetroWest: slow progress

    In FoSBR’s Autumn 2022 newsletter , FoSBR member John Walker wrote a “Tale of two metros” comparing the Devon Metro with the Bristol area’s MetroWest project.  He made the point that the Devon Metro has raced ahead, whilst MetroWest plods forward making slow progress.  MetroWest continues to plod, and since September there have been updates…

  • Bristol Parkway Masterplan

    Bristol Parkway Masterplan

    South Gloucestershire Council and partners are preparing a masterplan to transform Bristol Parkway from a park and ride into a modern transport hub.

  • SevernNet Transport Charter

    SevernNet Transport Charter

    SevernNet is a not-for-profit enterprise that represents businesses and the community across the Royal Portbury Dock, Avonmouth, Severnside and Western Approach area (PAS). The PAS area is covered by 3 local authorities, Bristol City Council, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.  The local authorities acknowledge that the area is significant in terms of employment and regeneration…

  • Better links with South East Wales?

    Better links with South East Wales?

    Peter Hendy’s interim report on the Union Connectivity Review was published in early March 2021. It specifically mentions the need for better links between Bristol and South East Wales.

  • Bedminster Station

    Bedminster Station

    Bedminster Station could be a very useful transport hub. New development will create a large number of homes within walking distance, but access needs to be improved.

  • Western Gateway Rail Strategy Consultation

    Western Gateway Rail Strategy Consultation

    FoSBR have submitted a response to the Western Gateway Rail Strategy Consultation. We call on them to increase rail investment, and to halt their £440 million road-building plan. Western Gateway is a Sub-national Transport Body (STB). Its role is to strengthen travel connections to local, national and international markets. It covers Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Bournemouth, Christchurch…