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« on: September 06, 2020, 10:13:28 pm »

The MP (Member of Parliament) for Gloucester is suggesting that a new every 30 minute service will launch to Bristol and Worcester be 2021.

I've been 'out of the loop' for trains for a while - is this new news or old news? (Remove if discussed elsewhere)

Tweet in question: https://twitter.com/richardgrahamuk/status/1302345970722713602?s=21
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« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2020, 11:16:22 pm »

The MP (Member of Parliament) for Gloucester is suggesting that a new every 30 minute service will launch to Bristol and Worcester be 2021.

I've been 'out of the loop' for trains for a while - is this new news or old news? (Remove if discussed elsewhere)

Tweet in question: https://twitter.com/richardgrahamuk/status/1302345970722713602?s=21

It's long been an aspiration for the hourly Bristol - Gloucester service with alternate trains extended to Worcester (and Malvern) to be extended every hour, and perhaps that's an idea who's time has come.  With the Cardiff - Nottingham train providing an hourly Gloucester to Worcester(shire) service as well, perhaps that's your twice an hour - especially if the connection into the city is good from Parkway.  North of Bristol Parkway to Yate - perhaps a second service in the hour would be coming and is Gloucester the place to take and turn it
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« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2020, 08:55:45 am »

WECA» (West of England Combined Authority - about) has agreed to extend the scope of MetroWest to include 2TPH Bristol-Gloucester. From the press release it seems that this is WECA's initiative, though Network Rail, Bristol, South Glos, Gloucestershire and the Western Gateway Partnership (not, notably the Western Gateway STB) all agree that it's a good idea.
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« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2020, 10:16:27 am »

It is a good idea (though not necessarily as part of the MetroWest thing). Are there concrete plans for it to happen?
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