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Second informal consultation on proposals for Ashton Vale Road alternative access

Click the link below to view information on our recent micro-consultation on proposals for Ashton Vale Road alternative access.

The consultation closed on 12th December. Consultation responses will be used to inform the decision on which options will be taken forward for further development.

MetroWest rail improvements

The MetroWest project is a package of major rail improvements for the West of England region. The project is being delivered by the West of England councils, who are working in partnership with Network Rail and Great Western Railway to develop the scheme.

The MetroWest proposals are being delivered in two phases, Phase 1 and Phase 2, along with a separate new stations package looking at the potential for future new stations.

MetroWest Phase 1

The MetroWest Phase 1 project is proposing to re-open the Portishead rail line to passenger train services and to enhance local passenger train services on the Severn Beach and Bath to Bristol lines.

The plans include a new rail station at Portishead and the reopening of the former station at Pill.

The project is led by North Somerset Council on behalf of the four West of England councils: Bristol City; Bath & North East Somerset; North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.

More information about MetroWest Phase 1 can be found on our Phase 1 page.

MetroWest Phase 2

The MetroWest Phase 2 project is proposing to re-open the Henbury Line to an hourly spur passenger service and increase train services to Yate to a half-hourly service.

The plans include new rail stations at Henbury, North Filton and Ashley Down.

The project is led by South Gloucestershire Council on behalf of the four West of England councils.

More information about MetroWest Phase 2 can be found on our Phase 2 page.

New stations package

The West of England councils are looking at the potential for new stations at Saltford, Ashton Gate and Corsham. These stations are not part of the MetroWest Phase 1 and Phase 2 proposals, and are subject to business cases being completed and funding being identified.

Proposals for a new station at Saltford on the line between Bristol and Bath are being pursued by Bath & North East Somerset Council.

Bristol City Council has commissioned a study to investigate the likely costs, benefits and operational feasibility of a new station at Ashton Gate. More information can be found on our New Stations Package page.

MetroWest Newsletter

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Previous editions of the newsletter can be viewed below.

MetroWest leaflet - November 2015

More information about the MetroWest project can be found in our latest leaflet:

Further information

Additional information about the MetroWest project can be found using the link below.

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