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APRIL NEWS

There are lots of opportunities to get involved this month: from a walking tour taking in some of the key Temple Quarter developments to a consultation on the future of the city centre. We also have an update on Network Rail's works at Temple Meads, information about new Metrobus services and some quick updates from around the area.
City Centre Framework consultation
Bristol City Council is currently consulting on a new City Centre Framework. The document sets out aspirations for improving travel into and around the city centre and the potential for new developments and enhanced public spaces. It focuses on Bristol Shopping Quarter, Old City, Castle Park, North Redcliffe and the gateway into the city from the M32. Find out more, read the document and have your say at bristol.gov.uk/citycentre.
Successful signal upgrade at Bristol Temple Meads
Network Rail successfully completed its biggest ever signalling upgrade in and around Bristol Temple Meads over Easter. From Friday 30 March to Tuesday 3 April more than 500 people worked around 27,000 hours to take out the old signalling equipment and install, test and activate a brand new system. Rail replacement bus services kept Bristol moving throughout the work. The upgrade will improve the reliability of Network Rail’s infrastructure and enable an increase in trains from 2019 – including more services between Bristol and London. More information is available on Network Rail's website.
Temple Quarter walking tour
As part of Bristol Walkfest 2018, we will be running a walking tour of some of the key redevelopment sites in Temple Quarter on 10 May. The walk is approximately 2 miles long and is mainly flat. It will start and finish outside Engine Shed on Station Approach. After the walk, participants are invited to have lunch or a coffee at Yurt Lush, where they will receive a 10% discount on all purchases. Places on the walk are free, but must be reserved at www.bristoltemplequarter.com/walk.
Metrobus bus
Metrobus updates
The first Bristol Metrobus service is due to run on 29 May. The m3 service is operated by First and goes from the new Lyde Green Park & Ride, calling at Bristol & Bath Science Park, Emerald Park Industrial Estate, UWE, Cabot Circus and the city centre.  The initial timetable for the summer will operate every 20 minutes between 6am and 7pm, and every 30 minutes until 9pm Mondays to Saturdays, until a more comprehensive winter timetable comes into effect in September. Passengers trying the new service will be able to travel for free between 29 May and 9 June.

It has also been announced that Bristol Community Transport will operate the longest Metrobus route, the m1, which will connect south Bristol, the city centre, UWE and Cribbs Causeway.

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