Two new railway lines into Bristol’s main train station have been installed in a bid to alleviate delays.
The three-year project has finally been completed by infrastructure manager, Network Rail, after a series of complaints were made in January about the noise level and dust in the atmosphere by residents living near the tracks.
The rail owner hopes the new tracks will provide relief and reduce delays.
Direct Great Western Railway (GWR) services between London, Bristol Parkway and Bristol Temple Meads will also be increased.
Network Railroute managing director, Mark Langman, said: “This upgrade will transform rail travel for passengers across Bristol. It will also ease congestion at the bottleneck into Bristol Temple Meads where trains are often delayed getting into the station.”
He added: “I’d particularly like to thank the local communities that live around Filton, Horfield, Stapleton Road and Narroways for their patience as we’ve been working in their areas since 2015 to deliver this project. We are particularly grateful for their support.”
Mayor of Bristol, Marvin Rees, added: “By investing in infrastructure with our partner organisations, we move closer to delivering a thriving transport exchange at Temple Meads that will support our ambitions for Temple Quarter, Bristol and the wider city region.”