Livery of FirstGroup buses in Bristol
Main article: Bus services in Bristol
The are 3 main bus companies that operate across the Greater Bristol area. They are First, National Express and Wessex Connect. They provide services around Bristol and in to South Gloucestershire, National Express provides services including London, Plymouth, Glasgow and Swansea. Megabus run services to London, Newport and Cardiff.
Main article: Rail services in Bristol
Bristol Parkway railway station
The main railway stations in Bristol are Bristol Temple Meads, near the city centre, and Bristol Parkway in the northern suburb of Stoke Gifford. Although the latter is in the Bristol urban area, it is in South Gloucestershire. There are services to UK destinations from both Temple Meads and Parkway stations. There are also smaller stations across Bristol on different railway lines, including the Severn Beach Line, South Wales Main Line, Cross-Country Route, Great Western Main Line and Wessex Main Line.
Journey time to Cardiff is around 45-60 minutes and to London around 90 minutes.
There are 3 private rail companies that operate across the Greater Bristol area. They are First Great Western, CrossCountry and South West Trains. First Great Western operate all the local and regional services and intercity services between London Paddington and South Wales/Southwest England that pass through or terminate at Bristol. CrossCountry run cross-country intercity services that serve Bristol on routes between Southwest England and the Midlands, North of England and Scotland. South West Trains operate two services a day between Bristol Temple Meads and London Waterloo via Salisbury.
There are several local, suburban rail routes throughout Bristol but many have either been closed or seen massively reduced services. The Severn Beach line which runs from Temple Meads to Severn Beach is regarded as a particularly attractive route.
Part of the viaduct between Redland and Montpelier stations.
Following a successful campaign by FOSBR (Friends of Suburban Bristol Railway), the Severn Beach Line began to be served by an increased frequency from May 2008. .It is hoped this will pave the way for better services across the conurbation. An additional train now operates on the line meaning services average around every 40 minutes. Fares are set over two zones, and the trip from Bristol Temple Meads to Severn Beach is 3.00 return. There is, for the first time, a Sunday service to Avonmouth. The result is a service that can actually be used to commute to Bristol centre from outlying areas. Information has been improved at all the stations, from a push-button link to a computer-generated voice link, to real-time display screen. There has been a dramatic increase in passenger numbers, giving rise to complaints aout not be able to buy tickets for through train journeys from the onboard train crew.
Main article: Bristol Ferry Boat
A ferry boat passes the Welsh Back landing stage, with Bristol Bridge in the background
The Bristol Ferry Boat operates passenger ferry boat services on Bristol Harbour in the centre of Bristol.
Services are operated both for the leisure market and for commuters to and from both the city centre and Bristol Temple Meads railway station, and serve 15 landing stages throughout the length of the harbour. Services are provided by a fleet of historic, yellow painted ferry boats.
SS Great Britain
Hotwells-Pumphouse (for Hotwells)
Temple Quay (for Bristol Temple Meads railway station)
^ BBC Inside Out – Bristol’s Severn Beach Railway Line
^ The Lib Dem Council Cabinet amended their budget to provide an extra train on the Severn Beach line from December 2007
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