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« on: March 12, 2021, 10:19:19 am »

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Work begins on Yate Park and Ride

Sustainable travel in Yate is getting a boost as work begins on the new Yate Park and Ride.

The new transport hub will help reduce traffic along the congested A432 Badminton Road corridor by encouraging people to use alternative travel options such as public transport, cycling or car sharing.

The £3.6 million facility is being built on Badminton Road adjacent to the South Gloucestershire Council offices and will include 198 parking spaces, 38 electric vehicle (EV) charge points and secure cycle parking for 46 bikes, as well as improved bus stops.

The site will provide an initial park and ride service using the existing bus network, and will later benefit from the planned extension of metrobus services to the area.

It will also be available for rail users at Yate Station, which is just an eight-minute walk from the site.

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« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2021, 11:38:51 am »

Where are the Council Offices in Badminton Road? I haven't lived in Yate since 1980 and I can't place them!
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« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2021, 11:54:53 am »

Where are the Council Offices in Badminton Road? I haven't lived in Yate since 1980 and I can't place them!

Here: https://goo.gl/maps/vLHwC2ncmnaUToH39
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« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2021, 03:20:38 pm »

Thanks. I used to know Yate like the back of my hand.

Turns out that I can now get lost on the back of my hand...
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« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2021, 04:18:36 pm »

Just for Robin and all those many, many Yate fans anong us, here's a decidley wintry trip down memory lane:

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« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2021, 09:11:00 pm »

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/uk-england-bristol-56443686

Yate named country's 'most resilient small town'

A commuter town near Bristol has been ranked as the country's "most resilient small town" during the Covid-19 crises, according to new research.

Retail consultancy CWM analysed 222 towns and Yate came out on top.

Jonathan De Mello, from CWM, said Yate scored well because it has "lots of professionals nearby" and "more essential retail than most".

He added: "I don't think Yate has done anything in particular well, just that it is less exposed to decline."
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« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2021, 11:11:51 am »

The Yate Town Improvement Masterplan was published earlier this month - you may have missed it, with all that's been going on - but it has some interesting ideas for Yate Station:

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The masterplan redefines the station from a ‘functional’ to a ‘living station’ with much greater emphasis on it as a place and a destination within Yate. This is a major opportunity to encourage sustainable movement through a central hub, serviced by a mix of amenities and high-quality public realm.

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Stage 1:
• Rationalise the station infrastructure to the south of Station Road, with the relocation of the southbound platform to run alongside the existing northbound platform.
• The parking north of Station Road to be retained in this stage.
• A new split-level station building with bus interchange facilities is proposed in this step, with temporary drop-off zones located to the north of Station Road, within the existing parking area.

Stage 2:
• Improve land uses in the immediate vicinity of the station to build on improved destination and connectivity The parking and temporary drop off areas to be reconfigured to the west of the station, to create a clear definition between vehicle focused arrival to the west, and pedestrian and cycling focused arrival to the east.
• North of Station Road urban regeneration with mixed use that support and activate the new station environment and leverage its increased attractiveness and vibrancy.
• Commuter parking to be retained below new buildings.

Stage 3:
• Urban regeneration with mixed use that support and activate the new station environment and leverage its increased attractiveness and vibrancy.


Source: Yate Town Improvement Masterplan

...there's quite a lot more about the station, starting at P.42.

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« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2021, 10:45:39 am »

Thanks for the link. Very interesting.

It will be interesting to see what happens with the station, a lot of people (including myself) work in the industrial area on the west of the town and I could imagine that a nice cafe and shops on the site could do very well.

At peak times the station is pretty well used, but one train per hour limits its usefulness, I suspect that a half-hour or greater service would significantly increase ridership.

Moving the southbound platform alongside the northbound seems sensible and would presumably make future platform extension easier, I can't see how that could be easily reconciled with adding a bay to support a Thornbury service though? Perhaps the best way would be for S Gloucs to bit the bullet and replace the road bridge, which would enable a walkway through to a northbound bay, not to mention be one less barrier to future electrification.
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« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2021, 02:46:09 pm »

I've added a post to the FoSBR» (Friends of Suburban Bristol Railways - site) site on this subject, along with some pictures, which you can see here: https://fosbr.org.uk/a-living-station-for-yate/
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