More West of England residents are catching trains since the introduction of half-hourly services to and from Bristol Temple Meads thanks to funding from the Mayoral Combined Authority, led by Mayor Dan Norris.
Following the introduction of 30-minute train services between Bristol and Gloucester – benefitting locals in Filton Abbey Wood, Bristol Parkway and Yate – Great Western Railway has confirmed a year-on-year increase in passengers in September of 15.6%.
Plus, there’s been a 14.4% jump in passengers between Bristol and Westbury – benefitting those at Keynsham, Oldfield Park, Bath Spa and Freshford – following the introduction of half-hour services on that line.
It comes after a £7 million-plus investment from the Mayoral Combined Authority to introduce more frequent services for West of England passengers back in May 2023.
The new and improved services have been delivered in partnership with GWR plus Network Rail.