How the new Ashley Down station will look Bus stops could be relocated and a cycling route will be made narrower near a new train station under construction in Bristol. The changes are needed to make switching from buses to trains easier and to make platforms on the new station wide enough for disabled people.
The new Ashley Down train station is part of the MetroWest 2 project , which will later reopen the Henbury line to passenger trains and build two other new stations: at North Filton by the new arena and in Henbury. These will run regular services to Bristol Temple Meads.
During a cabinet meeting on Tuesday, June 6, Bristol City Council chiefs faced questions about when the bus stops would be moved, as well as the impact on cyclists. The Concorde Way cycling route will in parts be permanently cut by almost a metre in width.
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Councillor Don Alexander, cabinet member for transport, said: “This is crucial infrastructure to support homes and help reduce car dependency. Expanding the local rail network through the MetroWest programme will increase capacity of the network and accessibility of our local rail services, as we build towards the mass transit system that Bristolians need and deserve.
“I know that there are concerns about the inconvenience caused by the work, but I think most people understand that these are great developments for the city and would tolerate the construction […]