We’re funding a new entrance at Bristol Temple Meads, a key regional transport hub, making it easier for passengers to get around the city and improving connectivity in the West of England region.
We are also making improvements to rail stations as part of the £1.1 million Access for All project; this will include better seating, more shelters and wayfinding. This will improve station accessibility for our residents.
Our flagship rail project is MetroWest, which aims to generate over a million new rail journeys and give 80,000 more people access to train services.
Improvements are being made to existing rail stations and routes, to achieve a target of half-hourly services across most of the local rail network.
Two lines will be reopened to passengers and up to six new stations will open between 2021 and 2024.
Beyond 2024, there are plans to increase services on key routes and open more stations.
We have plans to transform travel by rail over the next 10 years, including new rail routes, step-free access at stations and more frequent ‘turn up and go’ services.
This is the first time a long-term regional rail plan has been agreed for the West of England. We are leading on the work, in partnership with Network Rail and local councils.