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  • Penalty Fares on the Severn Beach Line

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    Penalty Fares on the Severn Beach Line

    The Severn Beach Line was for decades a ‘buy on board’ route, where passengers did not need to buy a ticket before getting on their train. This has changed. Passengers boarding without tickets could now get £100 penalty fares. We think GWR should do more to make sure infrequent travellers understand this. Revenue Protection Bristol…

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  • Midland Rooms at Temple Meads Old Station

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    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…

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  • Bristol Rail Campaign (FoSBR) AGM 2024: Report

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    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…

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  • Bristol Rail Campaign Tee Shirts

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    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…

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  • FoSBR AGM 2024

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    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…

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  • 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…

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  • Bus Stops near Ashley Down Station

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    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…

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  • GWR planning to restore direct Bristol to Oxford services

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    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…

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  • British Transport Police  to move to Temple Meads Old Station

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    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…

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  • Penalty Fares on the Severn Beach Line

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    Penalty Fares on the Severn Beach Line

    The Severn Beach Line was for decades a ‘buy on board’ route, where passengers did not need to buy a ticket before getting on their train. This has changed. Passengers boarding without tickets could now get £100 penalty fares. We think GWR should do more to make sure infrequent travellers understand this. Revenue Protection Bristol…

    Read more…

  • Midland Rooms at Temple Meads Old Station

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    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…

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  • Bristol Rail Campaign (FoSBR) AGM 2024: Report

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    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…

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  • Bristol Rail Campaign Tee Shirts

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    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…

    Read more…

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  • FoSBR AGM 2024

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    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…

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