North Somerset Council approve £200k to improve links to Bristol Airport

PUBLISHED: 14:00 03 May 2017

Bristol Airport.

Bristol Airport.

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A £650,000 project to improve transport links to Bristol Airport has been approved by North Somerset Council's executive, after it agreed to put £200,000 towards the scheme.

The airport had 7.53 million passengers in 2016 and the council’s executive member for highways and transport Elfan Ap Rees proposed the authority provide £200,000 of funding towards improved transport links at an executive meeting on Tuesday.

He said: “The airport has a 10 million passenger target over the coming years and clearly with those sorts of numbers it is time to look at better ways of getting to and from it.”

The council plans to work alongside the airport – which will invest £450,000 into the project – to improve public transport, train and road links, and pedestrian routes to the airport from across the whole of the district.

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