Tag: Thornbury Line

  • A ‘living’ station for Yate?

    A ‘living’ station for Yate?

    The Yate Town Improvement Masterplan was published in December 2021. This plan sets out how the town’s train station could be transformed into a ‘living’ station. Yate, together with Chipping Sodbury, is home to 35,000 people. It is situated 19km from the centre of Bristol and 18km from Bath. The station is on the western…

  • A trip down the Westerleigh Branch

    A trip down the Westerleigh Branch

    On Saturday 11th September, UK Railtours ran a charter train to some freight lines of interest to FoSBR. Tina, Brendan, Carol & David of FoSBR went along for the ride, joining at Reading. Excursion route The tour “Only Freight Track and Horses” traversed Wiltshire, Bath, Bristol, Gloucestershire then back to London. It was planned to take in…

  • Four tracks from Bristol Parkway to Yate?

    Four tracks from Bristol Parkway to Yate?

    Network Rail say four tracks are needed between Bristol Parkway and Westerleigh Junction, Yate, to allow for planned service improvements.

  • Thornbury: Luke Hall responds

    Thornbury: Luke Hall responds

    In February 2020, FoSBR member and Thornbury resident Chris P wrote to local MP Luke Hall. Chris wanted to know what Luke was doing to help improve sustainable transport for Thornbury. In particular he was interested in improved local train services, including the possible reopening of the Thornbury railway line. Luke Hall responds: Dear Chris,…

  • Thornbury: Questions for MP Luke Hall

    Thornbury: Questions for MP Luke Hall

    FoSBR supporter Chris P has written an excellent letter to local MP Luke Hall, which neatly summarises current transport issues in Thornbury. These are issues which rail could help to address.  Chris is one of a number of FoSBR supporters in the area who take every opportunity to push the case for Thornbury Line re-opening.…

  • Westerleigh Junction

    Westerleigh Junction

    Named after the nearby village, Westerleigh Junction is where the Cross Country Route from York to Bristol Temple Meads meets the South Wales Main Line from London Paddington to Swansea. The line running north to south through Yate was part of the old Bristol & Gloucester railway which once continued through Mangotsfield, Staple Hill, and…

  • JLTP4 – our response

    JLTP4 – our response

    FoSBR has made a detailed response to the Draft Joint Local transport Plan 4 (JLTP4). We are pleased to support the objectives at Section 3 of JLTP4 to: Support sustainable and inclusive economic growth Enable equality and improve accessibility Address poor air quality and take action against climate change Contribute to better health, wellbeing, safety…