Once completed as part of MetroWest Phase 2, the station – currently known as North Filton – will connect this thriving new neighbourhood and YTL Arena Bristol to Bristol Temple Meads in less than 15 minutes.

The completion of the station is subject to approval of the planning application which is being submitted by Network Rail later this month.

YTL Developments is contributing over £1million to the cost of the railway station, which forms part of an integrated travel plan for the new neighbourhood.

This approach is designed to ensure that the necessary transport infrastructure is in place from the outset of the transformation of the former Filton Airfield.

The new rail station will connect with the MetroBus as it passes through Brabazon, allowing seamless journeys across North Bristol by public transport. The station will also link to the network of walking routes and cycle paths that will criss-cross this new neighbourhood, encouraging active travel.

As part of the plans, the station will be accessible to all. There will be step-free access, covered waiting areas on both platforms and dedicated blue-badge parking spaces. There will also be covered cycle parking, while the station will also be secure thanks to CCTV.

Details of the station comes just a few weeks after YTL Developments appointed consultants to develop designs for Brabazon Park, which will be just 200 metres West of the new station and directly in front of YTL Arena Bristol.

The new park, which is expected to open to the public in 2024, is set to be the largest new urban public park in the South West for 50 years.

Sebastian Loyn, Director of Planning & Development at YTL Developments, said:

“Investing in public transport and active travel is a key part of the vision to ensure Brabazon becomes a thriving new neighbourhood for Bristol.

“With our first homes now selling fast, and plans underway for the new rail station, Brabazon Park and YTL Arena Bristol, progress is well underway to deliver on that vision.”

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