Transport ministers have already offered a green light to a package of rail improvements that will help make the Bristol Metro become a reality. Theresa Villiers, the Government minister, announced the many new improvements to the rail network that would take place in Temple Meads during a visit to the city this weekend.
The formal announcement was made just a few days ago, and was said to be part of a much larger project that would improve rail systems across the nation. However, for the Temple Meads area the most notable improvements include two more lines that will be created between Filton and Temple Meads.
These two lines are going to help lessen the bottle-neck that has formed in Bristol making it easier to increase services to and from the main station in the region. Near the side of the station the Digby Wyatt sheds will also be reopened so that two new platforms can be created for boarding trains which should also help to spread out the crowds and make the railway station a bit more comfortable for everyone that depends on it for regular or occasional holiday transportation.
In addition, the Network Rail firm which is in charge of operating the Temple Meads station has also announced that it would like to create a new entrance for the station that will open into a main concourse that will be placed underneath of the platforms that already exist.
According to Villiers, the announcement is going to be very important for Bristol as it will help to increase the transport system which is one of the primary objectives of the Government’s strategy. She added that the economy of the region is dependent on having a transport system that is affordable and works properly at all times.