Portway Park & Ride Station opened with much fanfare 100 days ago on 1st August 2023. Leading local politicians, GWR officials and the Secretary of State for Transport attended. The event was widely reported on local media. Now that that the dust has settled, we review the new station to see what’s working and what…
Portway Park & Ride station is finally open. But after all the excitement of the opening ceremony, one question keeps cropping up: why do we need a train station when there is already a frequent bus service into Bristol? Which is best – bus or train?
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 opened to the public on Tuesday 1st August 2023. A few FoSBR members caught the first train to stop there.
Tim Weekes takes a trip from Montpelier to Chepstow by train and bus, to see how bus – rail integration can work.
Bristol is surrounded by interesting and beautiful places. The best way to see them is to walk from a local 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 support a higher frequency passenger service on the Severn Beach Line. How could capacity be improved?
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.
On Friday 9th December Bristol Amblers invited FoSBR members on a walk to celebrate Julie Boston who passed away in October. Julie was an enthusiastic ambler, and a founder member of FoSBR. The trip was scheduled to combine a train ride to Severn Beach, with a walk around Severn Beach. These elements happened, but with…