MetroBus: Bus Rapid Transit (BRT)
MetroBus is a new express bus service that’s coming to the West of England region. It is a joint project between Bristol City Council, North Somerset Council and South Gloucestershire Council.
MetroBus is a form of high capacity rapid public transport found in urban areas. It’s a smarter way of travelling that uses a combination of segregated busways and bus lanes.
MetroBus is part of the West of England’s plan to:
- reduce carbon emissions,
- support sustainable economic growth,
- promote accessibility,
- contribute to better safety, security and health,
- improve quality of life and create a healthy natural environment.
MetroBus has been designed to link and connect with existing rail and bus services. It builds on the £80 million investment in the Greater Bristol Bus Network and is part of an integrated approach to travel investment that includes:
- passenger transport improvements (MetroBus and new bus links),
- measures to improve cycling and walking,
- traffic and parking management, and
- improvements to rail via MetroWest.
The three MetroBus routes
Ashton Vale to Temple Meads and Bristol City Centre
This route will provide frequent services from Long Ashton Park and Ride to Bristol Temple Meads and the city centre. Look at the planning application for the Ashton Vale route.
North Fringe to Hengrove
This route will link Cribbs Causeway, Aztec West and Emersons Green with Bristol city centre and Hengrove in the south of Bristol. Look at the planning application for the North Fringe route.
South Bristol Link
This route connects the Ashton Vale to Temple Meads service from Long Ashton Park and Ride to the new hospital and leisure centre in Hengrove. Look at the planning application for the South Bristol Link route.