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« on: February 23, 2021, 10:59:23 am »

FoSBR has launched a new campaign to increase the frequency of local train services in the Bristol area to four trains per hour:

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FoSBR sees MetroWest as the core of an integrated transport network for Bristol, Bath and the West of England. But to achieve this, we need a turn-up-and-go service. This means a train every 15 minutes.

During FoSBR’s January 2021 AGM, members voted for this resolution:

“Although MetroWest is bringing much-needed and long-awaited train frequency improvements, FoSBR seeks a 15-minute frequency train service to all Bristol stations for a true metro-style service”.

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The wording “all Bristol stations” has been left deliberately loose.  Some stations will benefit from a 15-minute service before others achieve the 30-minute service. In the longer term we believe there will be sufficient demand to justify a 15-minute service to most stations across the West of England Combined Authority (WECA) area.

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« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2021, 11:16:55 am »

Every 15 minutes would be wonderful, but the question is if there are enough trains and enough staff to run the service.
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