West of England train passengers are set to benefit from much more frequent services to and from Bristol Temple Meads starting next week.
- 30 minute-trains between Bristol and Gloucester, and 20-minute trains between Bristol and Westbury
- Filton Abbey Wood, Bath, Keynsham and Yate residents among those to benefit
- £7 million package from Dan Norris’s West of England Mayoral Combined Authority, delivered by GWR
West of England train passengers are set to benefit from much more frequent services to and from Bristol Temple Meads starting next week thanks to a £7 million-plus investment from Metro Mayor Dan Norris’s West of England Mayoral Combined Authority.
Starting on Monday 22 May, more trains will be running from Temple Meads to Westbury and Gloucester benefitting those in Keynsham, Yate and other West of England communities.
Trains between Bristol and Gloucester will run every 30 minutes – departing from Temple Meads and calling at Filton Abbey Wood, Bristol Parkway, Yate and then on to Gloucester.
Meanwhile, it’s good news for those living between Bristol and Westbury also as they will get three trains an hour running for most of the day. Departing from Temple Meads, the trains will call at Keynsham, Oldfield Park, Bath Spa, Freshford (hourly) and then on to stops between Avoncliff and Westbury.
The Gloucester services also extend to Worcester once an hour and the Bristol to Westbury services will include more trains to Salisbury and then on to Southampton – improving West of England connections for both business and pleasure with neighbouring regions.
The new services are being delivered in partnership with Great Western Railway and Network Rail.
This is all part of a wider package of rail improvements from the Mayoral Combined Authority, Network Rail and other partners including the opening of seven brand-new stations – including in Ashley Down, North Filton next to the new arena, and at Henbury – over the next five years.