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Author Topic: SevernNet Transport Charter - Portbury, Avonmouth and Severnside  (Read 744 times)
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« on: October 21, 2021, 11:14:29 am »

SevernNet - a social enterprise run by and for the businesses, community and other stakeholders across the Portbury, Avonmouth and Severnside area - has published its Transport Charter

As well as calling for a full service at Pilning, to provide mainline rail connections between Severnside and South Wales, Gloucester, North Bristol, North Somerset and the South West, the charter also calls for:

  • More services to Severn Beach to match shift patterns. Weekend services in particular need to reflect the 7 days-a-week working at nearby industry
  • More connectivity through North Bristol (e.g. via Henbury Loop)
  • Potential new stations at Chittening and Hallen
  • New chord to allow direct service from Severn Beach to Yate
Having set out the rail backbone for public transport, the charter goes on to show how this should be integrated with buses and active travel.

Worth a read!


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« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2021, 08:45:40 pm »

I took a look at the SevernNet website a day of two back.  I didn't realise that it has been established as long as it has, going back to 2009 I think.

The Transport Charter that they have just published is indeed well worth a look. 

One thing struck me though. 

While the Charter promotes the Henbury Loop, I couldn't help noticing that one of SevernNet's core team is a fairly senior Port of Bristol Company employee.  Now wasn't it the very same company who opposed previous loop proposals on the grounds that it would keep the level crossing at the dock vehicle gate closed too often?
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« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2022, 11:56:13 am »

Carol Durrant attends SevernNet meetings on behalf of FoSBR» (Friends of Suburban Bristol Railways - site), and has written quite a long post on the current status of their Transport Charter. Rather than copy it all, I'll just link to it here:

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