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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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  • Bristol Area Signalling Renewals and Enhancements (BASRE) 

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    Bristol Area Signalling Renewals and Enhancements (BASRE) 

    In April 2018 Network Rail completed the Bristol Area Signalling Renewals and Enhancements (BASRE) project, an upgrade of signalling in and around Bristol Temple Meads. They replaced 1970s analogue signalling with digital signalling equipment, to improve reliability, flexibility and resilience. As a result, most signals in Bristol are now controlled from a state of the…

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  • Henbury station location

    Henbury station location

    In September 2015 the WECA  Joint Transport Board confirmed the decision to progress with the Henbury Spur as part of MetroWest Phase 2 – but with the recommendation that the Henbury station be designed to permit conversion for a loop service if so required at a future date. Two options In November 2015, two options…

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