Photo of Improvement works at the bus stops under way in early February.

Frustration over Parkway ‘MetroBus’ works

Railway passengers who use bus services or bicycles to access Bristol Parkway have expressed frustration at the impact of bus stop improvement works that started without warning in the forecourt of the busy station on Monday 3rd February. Passengers arriving by rail have been confronted by metres of ‘Heras’ metal fencing surrounding the bus stop area and inadequate signage directing

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A GWR branded Hitachi IEP train pictured at Bristol Parkway in July 2016.

New trains to run non-stop between Bristol Parkway and Paddington

Additional train services will help reduce the fastest journey times between Bristol Parkway and London Paddington to just 68 minutes when GWR introduces its first wholesale timetable change since the 1970s from Sunday 15th December. GWR’s Intercity Express Trains (IETs) will take advantage of infrastructure improvements to run to a fully electric timetable between Bristol and London for the first

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Photo of Bristol Parkway Station with the MetroBus logo superimposed.

£300k funding award paves the way to get MetroBus into Parkway

A decision by the West of England Combined Authority (Weca) to allocate £300,000 towards the cost of a scheme to enhance bus/rail interchange facilities at Bristol Parkway Station has paved the way for work to begin in the coming months. A recent report by South Gloucestershire Council, which is leading the project, says the current facilities for interchange are “dated”.

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Photo of Bristol Parkway Station with the MetroBus logo superimposed.

£650k scheme to get MetroBus into Parkway

South Gloucestershire Council’s Cabinet has given approval for officers to enter into an agreement with Great Western Railway (GWR) for the implementation of a scheme of improvements at Bristol Parkway that could make it easier for MetroBus services to access the station from early 2020. The original MetroBus network, as described in the planning application for the North Fringe to

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Photo of a 110-tonne Kirow crane laying track near Bristol Parkway.

Three-week railway closure set to cause disruption for residents and passengers

Residents living near the railway lines that run through the Stokes are being warned to expect an intensification in potentially noisy and disruptive maintenance activity as the project to electrify the Great Western mainline enters a critical phase this autumn. The railway through Bristol Parkway will be closed between 15th September and 6th October inclusive, and again on the weekend

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The seven goats grazing near Parkway station.

Return of the Parkway goats!

A herd of goats that were brought to graze behind the Park and Ride car park on Hunts Ground Road over winter and spring 2017/18 have returned to the same site. South Gloucestershire Council has once again teamed up with local community group Street Goat to provide an area for the goats to graze. The six goats were moved to

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