Party on the Platform – Filton Abbey Wood Station

Filton Abbey Wood station

You are cordially invited to attend a FOSBR event to celebrate the completion of Filton Bank four tracking and what this means for the future of our network.

Friday 22nd Feb 2019
starting 11am
(and lasting 30 mins)
Filton Abbey Wood station
Filton Bank (from Dr Day’s Junction to Filton Abbey Wood) last had four tracks in 1984, at which time British Rail removed two to save money. Ten years ago many of us responded to a Network Rail consultation to urge that extra tracks be reinstated between Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Parkway. In the following years FOSBR, MPs and other decision makers put pressure on Network Rail and the government. Some of you may remember a photo call on 17 May 2013 when FOSBR got many of the ‘great and good’ to pose on the newly installed Stapleton Road station footbridge – to urge funding support for the scheme.
Following work on the line during 2018, the Filton Bank tracks were re-opened. This is a game changer for it will allow extra services to run in the future and permit greater flexibility in both regional and local services.FOSBR particularly want to remember that this resulted from people coming together to campaign for rail, people from all political parties across the West of England, alongside those working within the rail industry – the unions, train operators and Network Rail. FOSBR want to say thank you to all those involved, celebrate the MetroWest rail projects and consider other potential local rail schemes.

A flyer for the event, including transport details, can be found at Party on the Platform
More details can be found on the FOSBR home page
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