The 11 railway stations in Bristol region which feature in 2050 vision

The Western Gateway Partnership has published its vision to ‘transform rail for South Wales and Western England’

Eleven railway stations in the Bristol region feature in a newly-published blueprint for the rail network in 2050. The document shows how leaders from across South Wales and England want the area’s train services to look like.

The group of leaders, under a partnership called the Western Gateway Partnership, aim to correct a lag in the area’s rail transport compared to other regions in the UK by increasing capacity and services.

In a ‘vision’ network map they have included a list of new stations in the Bristol region, with each given a level of progress; aspirational or committed.

For the campaigners behind stations like Saltford and St Anne’s Park, the publication, although marking their projects as ‘aspirational’, will give comfort that the schemes are still under consideration. The same goes with Pilning, where passengers can currently get services only in one direction, and only on a Saturday.

Meanwhile, for stations like Portway, Ashley Down and Portishead, the document reaffirms the commitment by the region’s leaders to see the projects out. Here’s the list of stations included in the document - called ‘2050 vision to transform rail for South Wales and Western England’ - which can be seen in detail here.

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