Avonmouth warehouse premises to let excited for Bristol Temple Meads and Parkway Station railway line upgrade

Avonmouth warehouse premises to let excited for the local railway line upgrade. The long-awaited £33 million upgrade of the railway line between Bristol Temple Meads and Parkway Station has finally been given the go ahead.

The doubling of the railway lines to four tracks is crucial to introducing MetroWest – a project to re-open existing railway lines for local trains.

Four-tracking will mean that slower local trains will be able to run on their own tracks without hindering or affecting the frequency of high-speed electric trains which are expected to operate between London and the South West in 2017.

Network Rail has revealed that work on the Filton Four Tracks’ project will start in December.

Andrew Haynes, Network Rail’s project director for the west of England, said: “The doubling of the tracks between Temple Meads and Parkway stations, together with our work to electrify the Great Western Main Line, will mean that passengers, residents and businesses in Bristol will benefit from an increase in services, reduced journey times and quieter, greener trains. All of this will help us to meet an increasing demand for rail travel and to continue to drive economic growth in the region.”

Mark Bradshaw, an assistant mayor in Bristol, said: “I welcome the commitment to enhance our rail infrastructure by restoring the lost tracks at Filton Bank and much else. This will support the new faster electric services to London and South Wales, the vital connections towards Birmingham and HS2, and new capacity for growing our local MetroWest passenger and extra freight services.

“I saw for myself the scale of the planned works and the extra capacity and resilience which will be the result. There will be disruption but the longer-term benefits will be considerable. Network Rail, the DfT and our partnership of local authorities in the West of England area are committed to working together to make this happen.”

Brian Allinson, chairman of the West of England Joint Transport Board and transport member for South Gloucestershire, said: “The rail improvements, along with MetroBus, will provide so many more options for moving around and demonstrating to investors we are serious about investing locally.”

Source: Western Daily Press