Friends of Suburban Bristol Railways
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*****We campaign for Bristol-area public transport improvements: read our FOSBR Rail Plan 2018****
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SBL Severn Beach Line - we are working with GWR and other stakeholders to try and resolve ongoing delays and cancellations - June 2018



M3 MetroBus M3 launch: how popular will it be? - May 2018






Portishead Portishead Line funding issues: buffer or wrinkle - 5th June 2018 Updated 6th June: letter emerges from Grayling to Fox





Arena islandLatest FOSBR newsletter with updates on arena, Portishead, Severn Beach Line, Pilning, Filton Bank four-tracking & so much more - May 2018



BGCP Tina Biggs of FOSBR elected as Bristol Green Capital Partnership director - 17th April 2018





Old RailbusLatest FOSBR newsletter with latest updates on Turbo troubles on the Severn Beach Line, Hitachi IEP introduction to London, Thornbury, Portishead, Marvin's Metro & more - January 2018


SBL leafletFOSBR AGM Minutes - 26th January 2018







SBL leafletUpdate on recent delays and cancellations from Friends of Suburban Bristol Railways - 21st December 2017




Timetable delay Mark Hopwood, MD of GWR, confirms that faster journeys and frequency improvements for the IET service to London are delayed until the May 2019 timetable change - 12th July 2018


Electrification From Saturday 16th June until Saturday 7th July the line will be closed between Patchway Tunnel and the Severn Tunnel for electrification - be sure to check your journey ahead of travel - www.networkrail.co.uk/summer-tunnels

SVB disruption Severn Beach Line disruption: graph of cancellations, turnbacks and late trains by calendar month - to end-June 2018 Cancellations and late-runners in similar volumes to May, too many of both - still 10mph speed limits around Bristol Temple Meads as a result of BASRE.

SVB disruption (Image: Dungeness) Reasons for cancellations and turnbacks by calendar month: 14 months of data now, showing 166 introduction in July 2017, snow in March 2018, BASRE re-signalling in April 2018, ongoing engineering this summer. Also GWR train & crew problems persist - to end-June 2018

WalkFest For Bristol's May WalkFest, Julie is leading a walk from Sea Mills station to Shirehampton station: all welcome - Friday 25th May 2018 - 18.47 from Bristol Temple Meads, meet at Sea Mills 19.15, 22.23 return from Shirehampton

Brunel Museum In anticipation of the new "Being Brunel" museum at SS Great Britain, what did IK Brunel do before coming to Bristol? - 2nd February 2018



#RedSun over Hitachi 800 at Temple Meads Drips, delays and dignitaries - Hitachi trains enter service - 16th October 2017





Original alignment of Thornbury line in deep cutting, freight headshunt at higher level (between Grovesend Bridge and Grovesend Tunnel Thornbury line re-opens (but only to freight, and only to Tytherington) - October 2017