Rail campaigners meet new city mayor

January 04 2013

Members of the Saltford Station Campaign met Bristol's new mayor George Ferguson.

Rail campaigners meet new city mayor

Members of the Saltford Station Campaign met Bristol's new mayor George Ferguson as the West of England Joint Transport Executive discussed the future of transport in the region.

Mr Ferguson told the campaigners: “I am a great supporter of the Greater Bristol Metro Rail Project. A reopened Saltford Station can be part of that.”

Campaigner Chris Warren said: “A Greater Bristol Rail Metro network, along the lines of the London Overground system, needs stations. Reopening Saltford Station is firmly part of the Metro plans.

“It was great to hear about the progress being made."

Bath and North East Somerset Council is currently funding a £100,000 study by consultants into the viability of reopening the station.