Tag: Severn Beach 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…

  • Portway Park & Ride Station: The first 100 days

    Portway Park & Ride Station: The first 100 days

    Portway Park & Ride Station opened with much fanfare 100 days ago on 1st August 2023. Leading local politicians, GWR officials and the Secretary of State for Transport attended. The event was widely reported on local media. Now that that the dust has settled, we review the new station to see what’s working and what…

  • Bristol buses

    Bristol buses

    Tim Weekes reflects on a month of bus travel around Bristol, Bath and the West of England using his Birthday Bus pass.

  • Shirehampton war horse sculpture unveiled

    Shirehampton war horse sculpture unveiled

    A new sculpture was unveiled on Saturday 16th September in the Daisy Field opposite Shirehampton Station.  The War Horse is made entirely of horseshoes. The sculpture is a memorial to the many horses that transferred through Shirehampton Remount depot on their way to the front during World War One. The statue was crafted by Jason…

  • Portway Park & Ride: Bus or Train?

    Portway Park & Ride: Bus or Train?

    Portway Park & Ride station is finally open. But after all the excitement of the opening ceremony, one question keeps cropping up: why do we need a train station when there is already a frequent bus service into Bristol? Which is best – bus or train?

  • Portway Park & Ride Station opens

    Portway Park & Ride Station opens

    Portway Park & Ride Station opened to the public on Tuesday 1st August 2023.  A few FoSBR members caught the first train to stop there.

  • Bus – rail integration: Montpelier to Chepstow

    Bus – rail integration: Montpelier to Chepstow

    Tim Weekes takes a trip from Montpelier to Chepstow by train and bus, to see how bus – rail integration can work.

  • Walks from local stations

    Walks from local stations

    Bristol is surrounded by interesting and beautiful places. The best way to see them is to walk from a local 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? 

  • Remembering Julie Boston: 2

    Remembering Julie Boston: 2

    On Friday 9th December Bristol Amblers invited FoSBR members on a walk to celebrate Julie Boston who passed away in October.  Julie was an enthusiastic ambler, and a founder member of FoSBR. The trip was scheduled to combine a train ride to Severn Beach, with a walk around Severn Beach.  These elements happened, but with…