Filton, Patchway and Cribbs Causeway transport improvements
Find out about development related transport improvements planned for Filton, Patchway and Cribbs Causeway.
Filton airfield redevelopment
The former airfield at Filton is allocated for redevelopment and is known as the Cribbs Patchway New Neighbourhood.
It is made up of a number of separate land parcels, with the biggest being the actual runway itself which is being developed by YTL Developments.
This mixed use development, known as Brabazon, will include housing, leisure and community facilities, and employment space. Next door to the Brabazon site will be a new indoor arena, also being developed by YTL.
For more information about the proposals, visit:
As with any major development there will be an impact on transport and traffic in the local area. We are working on how best to manage this impact in the interests of residents and businesses.
The new arena sits within Bristol City Council’s area, with the airfield development sitting within South Gloucestershire. We are working together to plan and take forward transport improvements.
We have secured funding from the developer to help pay for any additional work or improvements needed. We are also seeking funding from the West of England Combined Authority.
The package of measures being considered includes:
- improvements to traffic management to reduce congestion
- new and improved walking and cycle routes
- parking management
- improvements to public transport, including new rail links
In addition, YTL are also working on new and improved transport infrastructure to serve their developments, including:
- car and cycle parking provision for the arena
- a network of park and ride sites to be served by shuttle buses for arena events
- sustainable transport infrastructure within the Brabazon and Arena sites
YTL Arena Bristol parking and travel
The new YTL Arena Bristol is being built in the Brabazon Hangars next to the former Filton airfield.
Visitors will be encouraged to get to and from the venue by train, public bus, shuttle bus, walking and cycling. There will also be on-site parking. However, it is likely some people may choose to drive and park on streets nearby.
With this in mind we have launched a joint survey with Bristol City Council to learn more about people’s travel habits and parking needs in the area.
The arena travel and parking survey is open until Monday 6 March.
Walking and cycling improvements
In spring 2022 we consulted on a series of suggested improvements to walking and cycling routes in Filton and Brentry as well as proposals for relocating two existing bus stops on the A38 to improve traffic flows. We are currently finalising the designs based on the feedback we received.
The walking and cycling routes included:
- Charlton Road, between Pen Park Road and Charlton Mead Drive
- The A38, between the new Cribbs Patchway New Neighbourhood access and the Filton roundabout
- Filton Avenue, between A38 and the A4174 Avon Ring Road
- A4174 Avon Ring Road, between Filton Avenue and Concorde Way
You can still view the consultation documents but the deadline for commenting on the proposals has passed.
Traffic management system
A new traffic management system will be introduced to improve how the area’s road network operates, in terms of safety, efficiency and ability to react to changes and incidents.
The system includes:
- co-ordinated traffic signals, with improvements to traffic signals at key junctions in the area
- new variable message signs to help direct traffic
- a network of new CCTV cameras to help manage traffic and crowds
- a communications network and improved fibre broadband to ensure everything works together
New metrobus service
A new m4 metrobus service between Cribbs Causeway and Bristol Parkway has launched on 22 January 2023.
Operated by First Bus, the route takes in Stoke Gifford, Patchway and the forthcoming mixed-use development on the former airfield.
A number of bus stops along the route are being upgraded to ‘metrobus standard’ including new bus shelters, iPoints (where you can get tickets and plan your journey), cycle parking, fully accessible kerbs and security cameras.
New bus lanes, cycle and pedestrian pathways have been installed along the route, together with a new bridge on Gipsy Patch Lane and improvements to the San Andreas roundabout at Cribbs Causeway.
You can find out more on our Cribbs Patchway metrobus extension page.
North Filton and Henbury train stations
Plans for 2 new train stations at the former airfield are being developed by the West of England Combined Authority and Network Rail.
For more information on this project, visit the TravelWest website.