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Three firsts along the Severn Beach line

May 29, 2018

A Human Books, CommuniTea, and Singing for the Brain on the Train The Severnside Community Rail Partnership has enjoyed busy few weeks welcoming passengers old and new to “On the Move Events” along the Severn Beach Branch line and celebrating incredible things about our local communities. The trio of activities kicked off with a Human Library where volunteers became books,…

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Station Mural Tells Young People to be Fearless about Reporting Crime

May 15, 2018

A stunning new mural spanning 50 metres has been revealed at a railway station in an area of Bristol renowned for street art.  The Montpelier station mural commissioned by the Severnside Community Rail Partnership was designed and created by local artist Silent Hobo.  The mural is based on the four seasons and features images of flora and fauna often seen…

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Download Your Personal Departure Screen

April 11, 2018

A new Severnside App has been launched to provide rail users with access to GWR station departure screens in the Severnside Community Rail Partnership's region - and beyond -from their mobile phone or tablet. Displaying GWR's latest and up to date departure information, the Severnside App allows you track your train, check if it's running on time and find out which…

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Colston’s Girls’ School Launch Competition to Win FIRST CLASS Rail Tickets

March 29, 2018

As part of the GWR Community Apprentice Scheme run by Envision, Team pH7 from Colston’s Girls’ School are campaigning to eliminate gender stereotypes associated with careers. To promote the cause, an event took place on board one of GWR’s services stretching from Bristol Temple Meads along the Severn Beach line, supported by the Severnside Community Rail Partnership.  Passengers on-board took part in…

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Cotham Students Tell Us How To Keep on the Move this Easter

March 20, 2018

The local railway is being upgraded this Easter and to allow Network Rail engineers to carry out essential work buses will replace trains to and from Bristol Temple Meads between Friday 30th March (Good Friday) and Tuesday 3rd April. Rail improvement works need not scupper your travel plans. We've produced this short film in collaboration with Rail Representatives from Cotham…

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Improved Station for Avonmouth

November 10, 2017

A number of industry partners and volunteers gathered together to celebrate improvements to Avonmouth Station, sponsored by the Severnside Community Rail Partnership. The Bristol bound platform was brightened up in 2014 by featuring a photographic art gallery, showcasing work by students under the City-to-Seaside secondary school project. The Severn Beach bound platform previously presented a dismal impression for those either…

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Station Volunteers Celebrate Success

October 16, 2017

2017 has proved a very successful year for our local station adopters and volunteers and their efforts have been officially recognised by some superb results in the 2017 Royal Horticultural Society It’s Your Neighbourhood Award Scheme. The three core pillars of It’s Your Neighbourhood are community participation, environmental responsibility and gardening achievement –exactly what is required for a station enhancement…

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Fun Palaces On The Move

October 11, 2017

In 2017 The University of Bristol’s Elizabeth Blackwell Institute became host Ellie Shipman, one of five Arts and Science Ambassadors for Fun Palaces, delivering Arts and Science engagement across the UK. The beginning of October brought “Fun Palaces Weekend”, and with the Bristol Hubs being Lawrence Hill and Avonmouth where a broad progamme of arts and science workshops took place…

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Recognition at the National Community Rail Awards

October 9, 2017

In addition to the It’s Your Neighbourhood Award scheme results, two of the Partnership’s projects received recognition at the Association of Community Rail Partnership’s (ACoRP) annual awards. A new ticketing system for schools, run as a pilot with Cotham School in Bristol, was runner up in the “Innovation in Community Rail” category.  The rail season ticket for travel to and…

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