Next week, the Council’s Cabinet is due to approve business case funding for the Metro West project. This is a joint project with the other West of England Authorities, which aims to provide enhanced local rail services for the West of England.
In our area this would mean more local services calling at Oldfield Park and Bath Spa. Taking the Metro West project forward could lead to a half hourly service at our local train stations. At Oldfield Park this would mean double the current number of trains. This would be a real benefit to those living and working in the West of Bath – making it easier to travel and helping to reduce road congestion and pollution.
Councillor Will Sandry said “Anything we can do to increase the number of train services to and from Oldfield Park is a benefit to our communitiy and will help protect the future of the Station, and the success of Moorland Road shopping area.”