How MetroBus could transform Bristol’s transport

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A route map of the proposed MetroBus

MetroBus is a new transport system coming to Bristol bringing faster routes, more comfortable journeys and better accessibility with routes handily connecting all of the railway stations and park-and-ride sites in Bristol. MetroBus services are starting in Autumn 2017 and will cover three key geographical areas: from Hengrove Park to Temple Meads to Cribbs Causeway.

MetroBus is a far more rapid alternative to the current snail-speed of First Bus, and journey times are projected to be slashed by more than 75% in some cases; the 903 to central Bristol for example, which usually takes 50 minutes, will take just 12 on the express MetroBus system. This notable drop in duration is mostly due to newly constructed bus lanes.

The interior of the buses will also be improved, boasting a modern design and comfortable seating with next stop announcements and accessibility ramps.

This project is far from cheap however, with an estimated £200 million being spent on construction.

TravelWest, the company behind this new transport system, also has Bristol’s green status in mind by encouraging drivers out of their cars and onto a more reliable and rapid transport system, reducing exhaust emissions.

All things considered, MetroBus is set to enhance Bristol’s reputation as the best place to live in the UK.