Category: WECA

  • 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…

  • Bristol buses

    Bristol buses

    Tim Weekes reflects on a month of bus travel around Bristol, Bath and the West of England using his Birthday Bus pass.

  • 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?

  • 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…

  • WESTlink Demand Responsive Transport services

    WESTlink Demand Responsive Transport services

    WESTlink is a new service which has replaced around forty scheduled rural bus services in the West of England. It is a demand responsive transport (DRT) service, which is booked by telephone, online, or using a smartphone app. The background to WESTlink is discussed in detail in this article on Roger French’s ‘Bus and Train…

  • 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? 

  • 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.

  • Bus/rail interchanges – the campaign continues

    Bus/rail interchanges – the campaign continues

    Earlier in 2022 FoSBR held an event in Filton and Lawrence Hill as part of a campaign to draw attention to poor quality bus/rail interchanges. As a result of this we met with an officer from the West of England Combined Authority (WECA) in June. This was a useful meeting where we had the opportunity…

  • WECA mobility hub survey

    WECA mobility hub survey

    WECA are doing a mobility survey on how people travel in North Bristol and South Gloucestershire.  Please help us by responding by 6th March 2022!

  • Bristol Rail Regeneration – Summer 2021

    Bristol Rail Regeneration – Summer 2021

    Most FoSBR members will know that the Bristol Rail Regeneration project gets into full swing this summer. During the eight week period from Saturday 10 July to Friday 3 September, Network Rail will replace Bristol East Junction with a new more flexible layout. This will pave the way for MetroWest suburban services, and make it…