Category: Buses

  • WESTlink Demand Responsive Transport services

    WESTlink Demand Responsive Transport services

    WESTlink is a new service which has replaced around forty scheduled rural bus services in the West of England. It is a demand responsive transport (DRT) service, which is booked by telephone, online, or using a smartphone app. The background to WESTlink is discussed in detail in this article on Roger French’s ‘Bus and Train…

  • Bus Branch Lines

    Bus Branch Lines

    Bus Branch Lines are bus routes which link with rail services. GWR is promoting this method of feeding passengers into the rail network.

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Bristol Parkway Masterplan

    Bristol Parkway Masterplan

    South Gloucestershire Council and partners are preparing a masterplan to transform Bristol Parkway from a park and ride into a modern transport hub.

  • Interchange between buses and trains

    Interchange between buses and trains

    FoSBR staged an event on Saturday April 2nd to draw attention to the poor nature of interchange between buses and trains, and looked at what should be done to improve this. Campaigners came armed with maps, signs, information about routes and a homemade “display screen” of bus and train timetables for the bus stops and…

  • 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…

  • WECA mobility hub survey

    WECA mobility hub survey

    WECA are doing a mobility survey on how people travel in North Bristol and South Gloucestershire.  Please help us by responding by 6th March 2022!

  • How well does your local railway station work as a bus-rail interchange?

    How well does your local railway station work as a bus-rail interchange?

    FoSBR would like your help! Support our ‘Better Stations’ campaign by telling us how well your local railway station works as a bus-rail interchange.

  • Rapid and Mass Transit news

    Rapid and Mass Transit news

    In the last few days WECA and Bristol City Council have made public more details about transport planning in the area, including a bus-based rapid transit network and the as yet mode-agnostic mass transit system.