A new railway station in Ashley Down is on its way to serve the local community.
The MetroWest Phase 2 project, which proposes to re-open the Henbury Line to passengers for the first time since 1964, is part of the West of England Combined Authority’s plans to significantly increase travel by rail and improve air quality in the region.
The new Ashley Down Rail Station is located on the site of the previous Ashley Hill Station. The new station will be used by the local community, who will benefit from improvements to walking and cycling access. Paths to the station entrance will be realigned and the gradient reduced to ensure the station is fully accessible to all users.
The access to Ashley Down Station is being delivered in partnership with Bristol City Council, while the design and build of the station itself is being managed by Network Rail. The opening date of Ashley Down Station is likely to be in 2023.
Further information on the proposed design of access to Ashley Down Station and information about design decisions can be found online: www.travelwest.info/ashleydownstation.
Transport Engagement want to hear your views about the proposed design improvements and changes to support access to the station. By completing this online survey (Have Your Say), your feedback will enable us to improve the proposals.
30-minute pre-booked tours of the proposed landscape design improvements are being offered. You can book your place here.