West of England Joint Transport Study

Joint Transport Study: Issues

Our recent successes:

This consultation seeks to build on a track record of success in attracting transport investment.

This has come about because of the strength of joint working and our previous Local Transport Plans, underlining the importance of the latest study in building on this success.

The West of England is enjoying unprecedented levels of transport investment: more than £500m is being spent to improve transport.

Projects include:

  • MetroWest phases 1 and 2, which include re-opening the Portishead and Henbury railway lines.
  • Three MetroBus schemes, representing a step change in rapid public transport in the Bristol urban area.
  • Work around Bristol Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone and our Enterprise Areas in Bath, Weston-super-Mare and South Gloucestershire.
  • The recently completed 'Bath Package' of transport improvements, along with access improvements in Weston-super-Mare.
  • Cycle Ambition Fund and the Local Sustainable Transport Fund improving local public transport and walking and cycling links.
  • Great Western Mainline electrification to Bristol which will improve inter-regional travel.