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  • Avonmouth – station improvements

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    Avonmouth – station improvements

    Avonmouth station has experienced ups and downs over the last few years, but recently benefitted from some TLC. First some background: in late 2014, Network Rail obtained planning permission (by prior approval) to demolish the last remaining station building at Avonmouth. In January 2015 FOSBR mounted a campaign to retain the platform 1 building on the…

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  • Intercity train sets new record

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    Intercity train sets new record

    On 24th September, Great Western Railway (GWR) laid on a special, non-stop train from Temple Meads to Paddington – to celebrate the release of the new GWR timetable which takes effect from 15th December.  The train left Temple Meads at 18.49, arriving at Paddington at 20.01- setting a new record journey time of 72 minutes. …

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  • Bristol Clean Air Day

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    Bristol Clean Air Day

    FoSBRites might have been inspired by the Bristol Clean Air Day at Castle Park on Thursday 20th June 2019 organised by the Bristol Clean Air Alliance (BCAA).  Various local environmental and transport groups, including FoSBR, ran a stall over the lunchtime period and “Commuter Challenge” prizes were awarded to participants, mostly workers from the local…

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  • Clifton Rocks Railway – a new beginning!

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    Clifton Rocks Railway – a new beginning!

    In April of this year, it was announced that the Clifton Rocks Railway had been bought by Ian Johnson, the businessman who also owns the nearby Clifton Observatory. Mr Johnson’s plans are to open a museum at the upper station seven days a week and gradually restore the historic railway to its original Victorian glory.…

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  • JLTP4 – our response

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    JLTP4 – our response

    FoSBR has made a detailed response to the Draft Joint Local transport Plan 4 (JLTP4). We are pleased to support the objectives at Section 3 of JLTP4 to: Support sustainable and inclusive economic growth Enable equality and improve accessibility Address poor air quality and take action against climate change Contribute to better health, wellbeing, safety…

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  • Cable Car system for Bristol?

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    Cable Car system for Bristol?

    We await with interest details of a scheme by The Clifton Cable Company. They plan to build a gondola lift (or ‘cable car’) system in Bristol. The initial route is between the SS Great Britain and the Clifton Suspension Bridge, but there is potential for further expansion. Backers of this scheme estimate a cost of…

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  • FoSBR celebrate success of Filton Bank Four-tracking

    FoSBR celebrate success of Filton Bank Four-tracking

    On Friday 22nd February 2019, FoSBR held a “party” on the platform at Filton Abbey Wood railway station to celebrate the success of the four-tracking of Filton Bank. Network Rail completed the bulk of the engineering work in November 2018. The extra two tracks have resulted in a substantial improvement in recent reliability of local…

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  • Filton Bank reopens

    Filton Bank reopens

    On the morning of Monday 3 December Network Rail successfully completed the installation of two new railway lines between Filton Abbey Wood and Bristol Temple Meads – doubling the number of lines into Temple Meads from two to four. This is marvellous news for which we have been waiting a long time. More reliable These…

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  • JLTP4

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    JLTP4

    WECA, the West of England Combined Authority, have issued their draft Joint Local Transport Plan Version 4 (JLTP4). This has been prepared by WECA and the four West of England local councils: Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol, North Somerset, and South Gloucestershire. It takes account of the West of England Joint Spatial Plan (JSP)…

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