Good news for train travellers

COMMUTERS will soon be able to reach their destinations in double quick time thanks to revamped train timetables for the area.

COMMUTERS will soon be able to reach their destinations in double quick time thanks to revamped train timetables for the area.

First Great Western this week announced it will improve its fast track services between Weston, Worle and Bristol.

From December 9, high speed trains will be allowed to stop at Worle Parkway and services between Weston and Bristol, going via Milton and Worle, will run half-hourly.

There are also plans afoot for the rail giant, in conjunction with North Somerset Council, to extend the platforms at Worle Parkway and provide a larger car park and better bus services at the station.


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First Great Western also plans to introduce a new evening timetable of trains between London Paddington and Bristol, calling at Weston and Worle stations.

Weston’s MP John Penrose has been campaigning for two years to turn Worle Parkway into a commuter hub’.

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He said: “This is great news and a big step forward for commuters across the Weston area.

“Taking the fast train can now be a far more viable option with Worle Station also in the loop.

“Car drivers will have a real alternative to battling queues onto the M5 and its nearby Malfunction Junction’.”

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