Travel news: Severn bridge weekend disruption

Travel news: Severn bridge weekend disruption

Drivers going over the Severn bridges this weekend will face disruption as work starts to remove the toll booths on the Prince of Wales Bridge. This is ahead of the crossing becoming toll-free from Monday. Three lanes are currently closed westbound and the bridge will close completely close from 8pm tonight. This pattern of work […]

Bloodhound neutered as wheels come off funding

Bloodhound neutered as wheels come off funding

Plans to break the land speed world speed record in a supersonic vehicle have been abandoned due to a lack of funding. The Bristol based ‘Bloodhound’, slated to beat the current 738mph record by more than 300mph, fell £25m short of its goal to keep the private project running.   Infogram   The record-breaking attempt […]

Cancelled trains at Bristol Temple Meads

Cancelled trains at Bristol Temple Meads

All train services were cancelled or delayed this morning between Bristol Temple Meads and Weston-super-Mare due to signalling problems. Services are also being cancelled between Bristol Parkway and Bristol Temple Meads due to a broken-down train. Great Western Railway is reporting the delays were predicted to last until 9.30am. However, there is still disruption at […]

Trains delayed between Bristol and Cardiff

Trains delayed between Bristol and Cardiff

There was a major disruption on the railway lines between Filton Abbey Wood and Patchway today. GWR tweeted at 13:30 saying that the line from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central was closed due to a fault in the signalling system. The line reopened as normal at 15:00 but disruption is expected to continue, with […]

Bristol underground metro: Taxes could rise for £4bn transport plan

Bristol is drafting a new transport strategy within it is an ambitious plan for an Underground Metro

Council tax, business rates, workplace parking levies as well as the introduction of a city wide congestion charge are all being considered by Bristol City Council to pay for a £4bn underground rail system. The idea is being floated as part of a new transport strategy for the next 18 years. Continued growth of housing […]

Bristol businesses oppose changes to Sunday and bank holiday parking

Bristol businesses oppose changes to Sunday and bank holiday parking

Independent traders are warning about the impact of new parking charges on Bristol’s small businesses. Bristol City Council has recently announced proposals to introduce parking charges in the city centre on Sundays and bank holidays. The charges would affect all pay and display machines in the Central Parking Zone (city centre) area. The council believe […]

Travellers leave Metrobus route, near Long Ashton Park & Ride

Travellers leave Metrobus route, near Long Ashton Park & Ride

The group of travellers that set up home along the closed South Bristol Link Road have started leaving the site. Only 4 of the 15 caravans remain which belonged to the community of travellers, who began appearing at around 6pm on Wednesday. It comes after North Somerset Council have stated they need to carry out […]

New Bristol Parkway platform opened by Chris Grayling

New Bristol Parkway platform opened by Chris Grayling

Secretary of State for transport Chris Grayling officially opened Bristol Parkway’s newest platform today, which is hoped will allow for more frequent train services and reduced delays. The new platform 1 is part of Network Rail’s multi-million pound investment and includes its largest ever signalling upgrade, which closed Bristol Temple Meads station over Easter. Bristol […]

Free weekend parking in Bristol city centre to be axed

Free weekend parking in Bristol city centre to be axed

Free parking on Sundays and bank holidays in the city centre will be axed under new proposals by Bristol City Council. Charges will apply across all pay and display machines in the Central Parking Zone area with the council saying their intention is to increase the turnover of cars parked on the street to support […]

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