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 […]

M5 southbound cleared after serious crashes

M5 southbound cleared after serious crashes

All lanes are now open and traffic is flowing well on the M5 southbound between junction 14 for Thornbury and junction 15 for the M4 following a serious crash earlier this morning. All lanes are now open on the #M5 southbound between J14 #Thornbury and J15 #M4, shed load of hay and an oil spillage […]

Bristol Temple Meads station to close for 5 days over Easter

Bristol Temple Meads station to close for 5 days over Easter

Bristol Temple Meads will close for five days over the Easter weekend, with passengers being unable to catch or get off trains from Good Friday until the following Tuesday as engineering works take place. The majority of trains will stop at either Bath Spa, Bristol Parkway or Weston-super-Mare and passengers will have use replacement buses […]

Ferries under threat from boatyard shrinking

Boats in Bristol harbour may have nowhere to go for maintenance as the council reveals plans to take away nearly half of the city’s last remaining working boat yard. Bristol City Council owns the space currently used by Bristol’s Marina Boatyard. It is the last working yard in the city with a lifting dock, but the […]

Local resident’s join fight back against Bristol Airport expansion

Bristol Airport’s proposed plans for expansion have been met with resistance by local residents and anti-aviation groups. The airport’s ‘Master Plan’ looks to accommodate an extra 12 million passengers a year by 2045. National anti-aviation group Plane Stupid said: “There is no way that catastrophic climate change can be avoided if we continue on the current trends […]

Bristol rail services funding bid

A bid for £46 million of funding for phase one of the MetroWest Rail project is to be made before Christmas. Phase one involves upgrading the service for the Severn Beach, the Bath Spa to Bristol line and will re-open the Portishead to Bristol line. The project is funded by the West of England Combined Authority […]

Union strikes to affect train services in Bristol over Christmas

The strikes, which have been called by the RMT union, are planned for tomorrow and Sunday, as well as Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. They were called following a dispute between members of the union and CrossCountry trains. The rail company said: “We plan to operate a reduced service, but using longer trains where possible.” […]

Bristol ‘missing out on driverless cars investment’

Bristol is missing out on investment in the future of driverless technology, the man behind a Bristol-based company building autonomous vehicles has said. Stephen Hilton, the founder of Venturer, said most investment was going to the likes of the Midlands and Cambridge. He was speaking after Venturer tested its own automated vehicle ‘The Wild Cat’ around […]

Vehicle collision on two motorways causes major delays

There were major delays on the M4 westbound between junctions 19 and 20, and the M5 northbound between junction 13 and 12, following two road traffic accidents earlier today. One lane was left closed on the M4 after a collision between three vehicles obstructed the motorway, causing major disruption and hour-long queues. The Avon and Somerset […]