Friends of Suburban Bristol Railways

Campaign Updates 2016

Pilning footbridge (remains of) Pilning footbridge has now been demolished, reaction here.... 6th November 2016

House of Commons Pilning footbridge: FOSBR make final representations to Secretary of State for Transport here - 16th October 2016

Pilning station- proximity to industrial estates Network Rail plan to remove Pilning footbridge over weekends of 29th October, 5th November, 12th November: FOSBR make final representations to WEP here - 14th October 2016
WEP respond to our questions here

The M32 junction comes in for particular criticism 11 ways to save MetroBus (or at least stop it being a total disaster) - These are interesting ideas from our colleagues at TfGB - 3rd September 2016

Pilning - timetable until September Transport survey results of Pilning and Severn Beach residents carried out by local data analyst Olga Taylor here - 11th September 2016
Olga summarised the Pilning petition here & Parish Council have written to DfT here

Pilning- not the last westbound train NOT the last train from Pilning - FOSBR take the train that Network Rail are making impossible - 10th September 2016

Pilning - new timetable FOSBR gave a statement to Fridays WEP JTB, covering the urgent subject of Pilning and other issues - 9th September 2016

Pilning (complete with footbridge at the moment) Pilning protests ramp up with the support of local residents - 20th August 2016

Veteran Russian engineBeijing to Bristol by train via the Trans-Mongolian - August 2016

FOSBR response to devolution deal FOSBR statement on devolution to three unitary authorities here - 29th June 2016
See devolution Governance Scheme here

Pilning (complete with footbridge at the moment) Pilning further developments: Network Rail consultation on footbridge removal ran from April to May - 15th June 2016

Pilning Campaigners' concerns at rumours of station closure - 8th June 2016

MetroWest Phase 3 FOSBR suggestions for MetroWest Phase 3 - Stations, services and rail-bus interchanges

Julie Boston Interview with Julie Boston, FOSBR co-founder - 20th May 2016

Class 230s Visit to Vivarail test facility to ride new Class 230 train - 16th May 2016

New MayorFOSBR welcome new Bristol mayor Marvin Rees! We are pleased that Marvin has already signed our mayoral pledge and we look forward to working with him - May 2016

UWE Feasibility Study St Annes Park 2012 Kerry McCarthy MP held a public meeting on 12th March 2016 to gauge support for St Anne's station which referenced the 2012 UWE student Feasibility Study [Note: NR subsequently commented that a local station on mainline would need east & westbound platforms rather than cross-over loop]

SCRP Progress Report 2016 Severnside Community Rail Partnership have released their 2016 progress report which contains results of the November 2015 passenger count.

FOSBR survey results 2016 At end-January, we submitted feedback to the WEP transport study including feedback from our transport survey. Final results can be found here (800 participants) - April 2016
See key themes across Bristol here