Regional Mayor has plans for more frequent train services to Yate

October 31 2018
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Regional Mayor Tim Bowles has met with Chris Grayling, the Secretary of State for Transport, to discuss improvements to Yate’s rail services.

The plans were included as part of wider proposals to improve rail services across the region.  This could involve direct services to Bath and Westbury, and the re-opening of Henbury station, which, in addition to improvements at Yate, could give 80,000 more people access to train services. 

 Mr Bowles, said: “I want the West of England to have the rail network it deserves to help reduce congestion, improve air quality and keep people moving. This is a positive step in the right direction to deliver a transport network fit for the future. We have to be ambitious and work at regional level to give people more options and encourage them to leave their cars at home.”

Mr Grayling said: “Ensuring the delivery of local, rail-based transport systems in the region remains a vital project for the West of England.”