Friends of Suburban Bristol Railways

Campaign updates 2018


MetroBus Pretty in Pink - third MetroBus route M1 is up and running- January 2019

Edinburgh tram Bristol mass transit - what's the story? - December 2018

FOSBR AGM January 2019 FOSBR AGM done & dusted for another year. Information shared included lessons learned and discussion of what is achievable over coming year - 18th January 2019

Severn Beach Line reliability Analysis of all arrivals to Severn Beach in February - including delays less than 5 minutes- 28th February 2019

SEWWEB Here are proposals for Pilning & Aztec West from some local rail campaigning colleagues - we hope to discuss these further at our next FOSBR AGM in January 2019 - November 2018

Xmas 2018 Engineering works around Patchway and Severn tunnels this Xmas - for full details check

Filton Bank Filton Bank four tracks are now in use - hurrah! GWR want us to report back any ongoing issues with Severn Beach Line - 19th November 2018

Bristol Transport Strategy Response FOSBR Response to Bristol Transport Strategy Consultation- 2nd November 2018

4-tracking Four-tracking service disruption and Stapleton Road access changes - Autumn 2018

M2 MetroBus M2 launch: taking in the sights - September 2018

Timetable delay Mark Hopwood, MD of GWR, confirms that faster journeys and frequency improvements for the IET service to London are delayed until the May 2019 timetable change - 12th July 2018 NOTE: since this letter the date slipped again until December 2019

SBL Severn Beach Line - we are working with GWR and other stakeholders to try and resolve ongoing delays and cancellations - June 2018

Electrification From Saturday 16th June until Saturday 7th July the line will be closed between Patchway Tunnel and the Severn Tunnel for electrification - be sure to check your journey ahead of travel -

NR timelapse Great timelapse video from Network Rail tracking Stapleton Road viaduct replacement - up to July 2018

Portishead Portishead Line funding issues: buffer or wrinkle - 5th June 2018 Updated 6th June: letter emerges from Grayling to Fox

M3 MetroBus M3 launch: how popular will it be? - May 2018

WalkFest For Bristol's May WalkFest, Julie is leading a walk from Sea Mills station to Shirehampton station: all welcome - Friday 25th May 2018 - 18.47 from Bristol Temple Meads, meet at Sea Mills 19.15, 22.23 return from Shirehampton

BGCP Tina Biggs of FOSBR elected as Bristol Green Capital Partnership director - 17th April 2018

Brunel Museum In anticipation of the new "Being Brunel" museum at SS Great Britain, what did IK Brunel do before coming to Bristol? - 2nd February 2018