Local Champion and Prospective MP Luke Hall is kick starting his Campaign to bring improved transport links to both Thornbury and Yate.
Luke is standing up for residents and calling for both Thornbury and Yate not to be left out of current proposed plans to invest and build the new rapid transit bus scheme - MetroBus. The North Fringe Package, which offers “significantly quicker journeys” for users and commuters from Bradley Stoke and Emersons green to Bristol, as well as Cribbs Causeway has already been granted planning permission.
However, under current plans Thornbury and Yate will be excluded from these improvements and will only partially feel the benefits in the reductions in journey time.
Luke said; “Local residents are crying out for a quicker, more reliable and direct transport system. I believe if the Metro bus scheme is to offer this for other communities then Thornbury and Yate should not be left out. An extension of the scheme to both Thornbury and Yate could provide a real transport system fit for the 21st century. If it means potentially granting improved access for our communities, quicker journey times and a boost to our local economy - then I'm behind it. That’s why I’m asking fellow residents to join me in campaigning for Metro bus to include us in their plans”
The Metro Bus is part of the West of England's plan to reduce Carbon emissions, support sustainable economic growth, increase accessibility to Bristol, and improve quality of life for those around the area of Bristol by allowing a faster route into the city than standard bus services. It also aims to link with current rail and bus services to provide passenger transport improvements, improved traffic and parking management and improvements to rail services via MetroWest.