Tag: Bristol Temple Meads

  • 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…

  • Ticket Office Closures: We say ‘No!’

    Ticket Office Closures: We say ‘No!’

    FoSBR objects strongly to DfT plans to close all ticket offices in England. We think these proposals are poorly timed, have unrealistic timescales, discriminate against disabled people, and fail to guarantee service levels.

  • 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…

  • Rail usage figures for 2022

    Rail usage figures for 2022

    The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) have released rail usage figures to 31st March 2022. With the easing of pandemic restrictions, a total of 990 million passenger journeys were made between April 2021 and March 2022. This is more than double the 388 million journeys made in the previous year (April 2020 to March…

  • Window Seater audio travel guides

    Window Seater audio travel guides

    Start-up tech company Window Seater launched a new series of immersive audio travel guides on 17th February 2022 to connect rail passengers with the world outside their train window. These travel guides are the result of a collaboration between Window Seater, the Community Rail Network and GWR. The project was backed by the Department for…

  • 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…

  • Summer 2021 engineering works – Bristol East Junction and Temple Meads

    Summer 2021 engineering works – Bristol East Junction and Temple Meads

    Network Rail are remodelling Bristol East Junction, and fixing the roof at Temple Meads. This means changes to the summer timetable.

  • How well does your local railway station work as a bus-rail interchange?

    How well does your local railway station work as a bus-rail interchange?

    FoSBR would like your help! Support our ‘Better Stations’ campaign by telling us how well your local railway station works as a bus-rail interchange.