Photo of a bus approaching a stop at Bristol Parkway Station.

Stoke Gifford bus timetable changes from Sunday 3rd September 2023

Bus passengers in Stoke Gifford and Little Stoke will see a number of timetable and route changes coming into effect from Sunday 3rd September. The changes affect First Bus services M4 MetroBus, 19, 73 and Y6. Some journeys on the M4 MetroBus service will be “sped up to avoid excess slack in the timetable”, while the Y6 has a route change between Southmead Hospital and Bristol city centre.

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Photo fo the outide of Bristol Parkway railway station.

South Glos Council votes unanimously to condemn railway ticket office closures

South Gloucestershire Council has voted unanimously to oppose the proposed mass closure of railway station ticket offices, including the one at Parkway Station. GWR, which is consulting the public until Wednesday 26th July, has said staff would move onto concourses and platforms to be better placed to help customers and give travel advice, as well as continuing to sell tickets.

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Photo of a 20mph road sign, amongst other signs.

Council consults on plan to make Parkway Bridge 20mph speed limit permanent

South Gloucestershire Council is running a public consultation on a plan to make permanent the 20mph speed limit on the road that passes under Parkway Bridge in Stoke Gifford. Introduced in summer 2021, the reduced speed limit is intended to “encourage more considerate driving under and around the bridge” after the footways under the bridge were permanently widened…

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Photo of works under way on a railway embankment.

Reopening of Station Road junction delayed AGAIN – until 24th February

A further overrun on remedial work taking place on the railway embankment adjacent to the new bridge on Gipsy Patch Lane means that the Station Road junction is now not expected to reopen until later this month. The additional delay is being blamed on the need to carefully phase the works to ensure temporary ground stability, along with issues relating to buried utilities.

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Photo of a bus passing over a zebra crossing.

M4 MetroBus service up and running between Cribbs, Parkway & city centre

The new M4 MetroBus service running along the £57 million Cribbs Patchway MetroBus Extension (CPME) route began operating today (Sunday 22nd January). Designed to provide an express connection between The Mall at Cribbs Causeway and Bristol Parkway Station, the investment has included the installation of a new railway bridge and brand-new bus lanes on Gipsy Patch Lane.

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Conceptual illustration of a railway station building and environs.

Bristol Parkway set to become “station for the 21st century” (in 10-20 years’ time)

Plans to transform Bristol Parkway Station have been approved by South Glos Council’s Cabinet, despite some elements of the proposals – such as reducing the number of parking spaces – receiving less than enthusiastic support in a public consultation. The new vision for the site aims to create a modern station that acts as a gateway to the region but is also better connected with neighbouring communities.

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