Tag: Henbury Line

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Bus – Rail Interchange at Ashley Down Station

    Bus – Rail Interchange at Ashley Down Station

    FoSBR is concerned at a lack of interest in ensuring opportunities for bus – rail interchange at our local stations. This has come to a head with the new Ashley Down station.

  • 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? 

  • Ashley Down station reopening work starts!

    Ashley Down station reopening work starts!

    Network Rail contractors BAM Nuttall started work on the site of the new Ashley Down train station at the end of February 2023. WECA hope that the new station will be completed in summer 2024. Valuable extra transport link West of England Mayor Dan Norris and Bristol City Council Cabinet Member for Transport Don Alexander…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Brabazon development

    Brabazon development

    YTL, developers of the new Arena in North Filton, have big plans for the Brabazon development. A new train station will play a critical role.

  • 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…

  • SevernNet Transport Charter

    SevernNet Transport Charter

    SevernNet is a not-for-profit enterprise that represents businesses and the community across the Royal Portbury Dock, Avonmouth, Severnside and Western Approach area (PAS). The PAS area is covered by 3 local authorities, Bristol City Council, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.  The local authorities acknowledge that the area is significant in terms of employment and regeneration…