Category: News

  • Midland Rooms at Temple Meads Old Station

    Midland Rooms at Temple Meads Old Station

    Network Rail have announced plans to refurbish a range of empty and derelict rooms in the old ‘Midland Shed’ at Bristol Temple Meads Station. Plans for the Midland Rooms include new toilet facilities and spaces suitable for a cafe, convenience store and a home and lifestyle or gift shop. Temple Meads currently lacks good places…

  • Bristol Rail Campaign (FoSBR) AGM 2024: Report

    Bristol Rail Campaign (FoSBR) AGM 2024: Report

    Bristol Rail Campaign (FoSBR) held its Annual General Meeting at Redland Quaker Meeting House on Friday, 8th March 2024. This is a brief report. We will make the formal minutes of the AGM available shortly. Chair’s welcome Unfortunately Rob was not in the room due to being stricken with flu but he was able to…

  • FoSBR AGM 2024

    FoSBR AGM 2024

    FoSBR Bristol Rail Campaign will be holding our Annual General Meeting on Friday, 8th March 2024. The venue for this year’s AGM is: Redland Quaker Meeting House, 126 Hampton Road, Bristol, BS6 6JE. The AGM will start at 7.15pm and end at 9.15pm. The hall will be open from 7.00pm.  We will be discussing why we now campaign as…

  • WECA’s Rail Plans

    WECA’s Rail Plans

    There have been several reports in the press in recent weeks about WECA’s plans to improve rail services around Bristol and Bath. Rail magazine reported on plans to electrify trains between Bristol Parkway and Bristol Temple Meads, while Bristol Live ran stories about potential new stations and more frequent services. These reports follow WECA’s approval…

  • GWR planning to restore direct Bristol to Oxford services

    GWR planning to restore direct Bristol to Oxford services

    Great Western Railway (GWR) is planning to run direct services between Bristol Temple Meads and Oxford for the first time in more than 20 years. In response to growth in demand for leisure travel by train, GWR wants to run two return Saturday services between the cities from September. The trial would run until December. A…

  • British Transport Police  to move to Temple Meads Old Station

    British Transport Police to move to Temple Meads Old Station

    Network Rail submitted plans in December 2023 to move the British Transport Police offices to a new location in the Lower Passenger Shed, in the Old Station at Bristol Temple Meads. This move will allow their existing location adjoining Platform 3/4 to be converted to retail uses. Police vehicles will access the new offices from…

  • Mass Transit for Bristol and Bath: Will we fail again?

    Mass Transit for Bristol and Bath: Will we fail again?

    Bristol Rail Campaign is concerned that the West of England’s aspiration for a mass transit system for Bristol and Bath is once again in danger of being thwarted by local politics. We have been here before. Will we fail again? A successful mass transit system must make extensive use of segregated routes if it is…

  • Shirehampton war horse sculpture unveiled

    Shirehampton war horse sculpture unveiled

    A new sculpture was unveiled on Saturday 16th September in the Daisy Field opposite Shirehampton Station.  The War Horse is made entirely of horseshoes. The sculpture is a memorial to the many horses that transferred through Shirehampton Remount depot on their way to the front during World War One. The statue was crafted by Jason…

  • 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…

  • Portway Park & Ride Station opens

    Portway Park & Ride Station opens

    Portway Park & Ride Station opened to the public on Tuesday 1st August 2023.  A few FoSBR members caught the first train to stop there.