Tag: Bristol to Gloucester

  • Bus Stops near Ashley Down Station

    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…

  • Cam & Dursley station – still an hourly service

    Cam & Dursley station – still an hourly service

    Cam & Dursley station missed out on a service upgrade as part of the new (from May 2023) half-hourly Gloucester-Bristol Temple Meads service. The service remains hourly as every other train runs through stopping only at Yate, Bristol Parkway and Filton Abbey Wood. Passengers and community leaders around Cam & Dursley station are disappointed they…

  • 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? 

  • 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…

  • MetroWest: slow progress

    MetroWest: slow progress

    In FoSBR’s Autumn 2022 newsletter , FoSBR member John Walker wrote a “Tale of two metros” comparing the Devon Metro with the Bristol area’s MetroWest project.  He made the point that the Devon Metro has raced ahead, whilst MetroWest plods forward making slow progress.  MetroWest continues to plod, and since September there have been updates…

  • Ocean Jubilee Bridge

    Ocean Jubilee Bridge

    The new Ocean Jubilee rail bridge was officially opened in May 2022.  This replaced the bridge over the Stroudwater Navigation Canal in Stonehouse. It is part of a project to allow Stroud to be re-connected to the national canal network. This bridge is on the main Bristol-Gloucester line near Stonehouse. It crosses the canal south…

  • Bristol Parkway Masterplan

    Bristol Parkway Masterplan

    South Gloucestershire Council and partners are preparing a masterplan to transform Bristol Parkway from a park and ride into a modern transport hub.

  • Lockleaze – development and transport

    Lockleaze – development and transport

    On Wednesday 16th March Bristol Civic Society arranged a study tour with the Lockleaze Neighbourhood Trust to look at the significant new housing development taking place in Lockleaze. FoSBR joined to be better informed of the impact on transport. We met at The Hub, where Suzanne (CEO) and Maria (Community Activator) gave us a talk…

  • 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…