Latest news: January 2014
Planning application submitted for Revised Section of Route
Bristol City Council has submitted a planning application for the Revised Section of the AVTM route that runs between Cumberland Road/Avon Crescent junction and Redcliff Hill.
You can view and comment on the planning application via the Planning Online website by searching for planning application number 13/05648/FB
You may also view the documents and plans at Bristol Central Library on College Green.
You need to comment through the official planning process. Even if you’ve commented on the scheme before, you will need to do so again for your comments to be considered at this formal stage. Comments will be accepted up until 14 February 2014.
Transport and Works Act Order approved
The Transport and Works Order for the Ashton Vale to Temple Meads MetroBus route has been granted by the Secretary of State for Transport.
Independent inspector's report on the AVTM public inquiry : the inspector's conclusions are in chapter seven
South Bristol Link approved
Bristol City and North Somerset councils have both approved the South Bristol Link planning application. This follows on from the approval of the Stoke Gifford Transport Link by South Gloucestershire Council in September 2013 and completes another stage of the MetroBus network.
What is MetroBus?
The MetroBus (rapid transit) network is three interlinked bus routes:
MetroBus will be an express service, separate from general traffic in places, with faster and more reliable journey times.
MetroBus is one part of a comprehensive integrated transport strategy for the West of England that aims to reduce car dependency and congestion with:
- passenger transport improvements (including MetroBus and new bus links),
- measures to improve cycling and walking,
- traffic and parking management, and
- improvements to rail via MetroWest.
MetroBus has been designed to link and connect with existing rail and bus services. It builds on the £80 million investment in the Greater Bristol Bus Network and is part of an integrated approach to travel investment in the area.
Green, accessible and supporting sustainable growth
MetroBus is part of the West of England’s overall plan to:
- reduce carbon emissions,
- support sustainable economic growth,
- promote accessibility,
- contribute to better safety, security and health,
- improve quality of life and create a healthy natural environment.