Improved rail services and the MetroBus proposed for Yate

December 22 2016

A STUDY looking at ways to improve transport systems in the West of England has included extending the new MetroBus to Yate and having better train services at the town’s railway station.

A STUDY looking at ways to improve transport systems in the West of England has included extending the new MetroBus to Yate and having better train services at the town’s railway station. 

The study also considers prioritising public transport and cycling on the A432 Badminton Road, including having park and ride facilities, and new road and cycling links between Yate and the planned new M4 junction at Emersons Green.

The Joint Transport Study presents a “transport vision” for the West of England, which includes up to £7.5 billion in infrastructure investment. 

So-called corridors where traffic, people and goods move through the region include routes from Yate and the East Fringe to Bristol. 

 Another, the North Fringe to Bristol, includes Thornbury, the northern part of South Gloucestershire and Severnside. Proposals for that area include the long-held ambition to re-introduce a Charfield railway station