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Severn Tunnel Electrification

From Monday 12th September until Friday 21st October 2016 the Severn Tunnel will be closed to prepare for new electric trains.

  • This will result in no trains running between Patchway and Severn Tunnel Junction.
  • London services will be diverted and buses will replace trains between Newport and Bristol. 

A series of posters have been produced summarising the weekday changes to train services from a range of stations during the Severn Tunnel electrification work:

Bath SpaBristol ParkwayBristol Temple Meads, Filton Abbey Wood, Oldfield Park, Patchway, Stapleton Road

You can also check how the Severn Tunnel electrification work will affect you by visting: Tunnel2016.

There will also be a wide range of posessions during the weekends. People are advised to check online journey planners for the latest information. 

Joint Transport Study Summary Newsletter

The West of England's four local authorities have launched a public consultation as part of the Joint Transport Study, which will inform high level strategy and the delivery of major transport schemes throughout the area until 2036.

Consultation runs to 29th January 2016. The consultation website is :

Summary Newsletter

Joint Spatial Plan Consultation Summary

The West of England's four local authorities are working together to prepare a new Joint Spatial Plan, which will set out it's ambitions for new housing and associated infrastructure needed to secure its continued economic growth and create stronger sustainable communities. 

Consultation runs to 29th January 2016. The consultation website is :

Summary Newsletter

Group Travel Plan

North Bristol SusCom's Group Travel Plan October 2014 - September 2016

This Group Travel Plan builds on the work we have done since our first Travel Plan, issued in December 2010. It outlines some of our achievements so far, our collective prioirites over the next two years and a series of actions/improvements we want to see progressed.

The focus of this Group Travel Plan is inherently the collective action that we will be taking as a group of businesses but also includes the strategic priorities we would like to see advanced by a range of key players.

Bus News - Issue 2

Check out our latest Bus Newsletter for information about:

  • Changes to Wessex Red Services
  • The Bristol "threes" Aztec Buses 
  • Changes to First Bus Services
  • New Commuter Services from North Somerset to the North Fringe
Bus News - Issue 1

Check out the first edition of Bus News. It contains some useful information about bus services travelling to and around North Bristol.

Bus News 30 April 2013

Travel to Work Survey 2013

More people using sustainable transport in North Bristol, according to survey

The use of sustainable transport options has increased by more than five per cent in North Bristol, according to a survey supported by North Bristol SusCom – a membership organisation that promotes sustainable commuting in North Bristol.

More than 5,000 employees of SusCom members participated in an annual Travel to Work survey, which analyses how employees in the region travel to and from work.

The results show that in the year since March 2012 there has been a five per cent decrease in the number of single occupancy car drivers travelling to and from work, bringing it below 50 per cent for the first time.

They also show an 8.2 per cent collective increase in walkers, cyclists, car sharers and bus users. Bus usage in North Bristol has seen the biggest increase with six per cent more people using their local services now than in 2012.

SusCom - Bus Study


In July 2012, North Bristol SusCom, with support from South Gloucestershire Council, commissioned a bus study. 

The main objectives of the study were to: 

  • Assemble a comprehensive inventory of current staff transport services, including company provided, contracted operations and public bus services (this will need to be represented on a GIS map)
  • Assemble a comprehensive map of employee home locations across SusCom and Bus Group Member organisations (Note - anonymised postcode data will be provided by North Bristol SusCom). 
  • Identify costs bourne by employers in funding or operating these services, management arrangements and any contractual issues.
  • Understand the demand for staff travel, in terms of quantum, times of travel and origins/destinations, considering not only current movements but also employers’ aspirations and future developments.
  • Investigate options to improve the effectiveness of travel services, including outline costings.

We received the final report in September 2012 and are working on the recommendations and expect a new bus service to start in January 2013. 

SusCom - Postcode Factsheet


North Bristol SusCom:  Employee postcode analysis

In summer 2012, North Bristol SusCom commissioned a Bus Study to help our members and partners identify gaps in bus routes serving the North of Bristol. As part of the study we looked at potential passenger demand by analysing our members’ anonymised employee postcode information.

In total, we received postcode data for 31,615 employees working for 13 different companies. This aggregated information helps us identify those areas and districts that have significant concentrations of employees who work in North Bristol for SusCom employers. It is these areas that will be the focus for greater joint working and sustainable transport promotion not just for buses and new bus routes but also for car sharing, rail services, cycling infrastructure etc.

Have a look at our postcode factsheet for more information.

SusCom - North Bristol Area Travel Plan


We will be looking to update our travel plan in 2013 as part of the Local Sustainable Travel Fund programme of activities. Since it's first publication we ahve made significant progress on delivering a number of our Travel Plan Targets. 

North Bristol Area Travel Plan

December 2010




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