Friends of Suburban Bristol Railways

Campaign updates

2017

Filton Bank blockadeNetwork Rail are making good progress on the Filton Bank 4-tracking - weekend blockade enabled Narroways footbridge replacement - 18th-19th November 2017





Portway PandR from M5 bridgeFOSBR newsletter with latest updates on Portway P&R, analysis of the disappointing rail elements of the WECA Joint Transport Plan & much, much more - October 2017





FOSBR approach to WECAFOSBR submitted a large body of evidence in support of rail to recent WECA meeting - 30th October 2017





HansardIn Hansard (Vol 630, No. 39, 24 Oct 2017) Darren Jones MP (Bristol NW) raised Henbury Loop in session on 'Rail Links: South West England'. Paul Maynard in reply acknowledged his comments but would not say whether he supports - 24th October 2017





Ashton Vale level crossingPortishead Line Re-opening: possibly positive news - October 2017





Montenegrin engine From Bar to Belgrade across Tito's Balkan Railway - September 2017





Pilning Credit @coriniumtv The Pilning special Sunday service on 20th August proved to be extremely popular - 20th August 2017






NR Network Rail are working on the electrification through Bristol Parkway and addition of new fourth platform - service alterations are outlined here - 19th August 2017 to 15th September 2017




Filton Bank with 4 tracks Network Rail are carrying out a major programme of 4-tracking work along Filton Bank including Narroways Footbridge and Stapleton Road Viaduct replacements - June 2017 to December 2018




MetroWest Phase 3 The FOSBR detailed proposal for Enhanced MetroWest (as distributed to MetroMayoral candidates) - 3rd April 2017




Stapleton Road Viaduct Replacement Stapleton Road Viaduct Replacement - Demolition and reconstruction from February 2017 until October 2018





FoPSRSMany friends of Parson Street Railway Station celebrate the station's 90th birthday & a special guest speeds past - Sunday 3rd September 2017





Library walkLawrence Hill to Wick Road Library, a 3 mile walk to celebrate Bristol's public transport and libraries - 22nd August 2017





All The Stations go to PilningAll The Stations, who are visiting every UK national station, travel from Bristol to Severn Beach and then to Pilning to meet campaigners - 24th June 2017





FOSBR approach to WECADevolution kicks off - FOSBR approach to first WECA meeting: documents to support our case for rail investment - 28th June 2017





Rally for RailDevolution kicks off - our Rally for Rail pushed the case for rail in the WECA region in advance of first WECA meeting - 23rd June 2017





General ElectionGeneral Election - Rally at Temple Meads to highlight local rail issues - 23rd May 2017





#MetroMayor hustingsHustings season has begun, here is our open letter to #MetroMayor candidates - 3rd April 2017





Winterstoke Road level crossingFOSBR response to MetroWest Phase 1 cost escalations - 9th March 2017






Bristol DockerBristol Docker excursion train travels the Henbury Loop and Portishead freight lines - 4th March 2017





Friends of Parson StreetNew group Friends of Parson Street Railway Station formed to improve facilities and services - January 2017





Electrification delay Portishead funding gap should be met as compensation for electrification delay - 8th February 2017





Pilning footbridge Pilning footbridge footnote: Network Rail saved £658,000 by not replacing the bridge but it will now cost the taxpayer over £5,000,000 to replace it via the GRIP process - 29th January 2017




WEP Joint Transport Study WEP ran a consultation to seek comments on the Joint Spatial Plan and Joint Transport Study which seek to define a development framework for the West of England to 2036
FOSBR response here- 19th December 2016



Farewell to Keira Farewell to Keira and her Coffee Trike at Redland station - 25th November 2016






SCRP Progress Report Severnside Community Rail Partnership Progress Report: February 2017 - SCRP raised funds to substantially enhance Severn Beach station in 2016





FOSBR AGM The FOSBR AGM was a well atttended and lively meeting: 20th January 2017






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