At the end of October, Network Rail embark on a three-week project to double capacity through Filton Bank. We’ve got information on this, a new diversion at Temple Gate and details on how your business could get funding for gigabit-ready broadband below. There’s also lots of exciting events coming up this autumn with the return of SETsquared’s #Idea2Pitch event, Engine Shed’s In Residence series and workshops from Business West.
Doubling railway lines for a better service in the Bristol area
From Saturday 27 October to Sunday 18 November, Network Rail will be working 24/7 to install two new railway lines through Bristol into South Gloucestershire.
The Filton Bank four-tracking project will increase capacity on the railway network in the Bristol area, removing a bottleneck and enabling an increase in trains to meet growing demand.
Throughout the three-week upgrade, buses will replace trains between Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Parkway, and on the Severn Beach line. Some train services will be diverted.
Please check before you travel this autumn at www.nationalrail.co.uk or www.GWR.com/bristol2018. Find out more about the project online or by following #bristolrailupgrade.
Temple Gate improvement works: changes from 21 October
This week, surfacing has been underway through the existing Temple Circus roundabout giving an exciting glimpse of the final scheme. As construction moves into its next phase, there will be a new diversion coming into effect from 8pm on Sunday 21 October. Traffic going north on Temple Gate to turn left into Redcliffe Way will now travel via Temple Circus. This change will allow District Heating Main works and construction of the carriageway and footpaths.
A map showing the change is available on our website along with further updates from the project.
This week surfacing works will also be taking place overnight on Redcliffe Way. To accommodate this, the road will be closed from 8pm to 6am on 18 and 19 October, with an eastbound only closure on 21 October.
Go gigabit: funding for ultrafast gigabit ready broadband
Businesses in Temple Quarter and the wider Bristol City Council area could now benefit from a grant to get gigabit broadband. This new Government scheme aims to extend full fibre networks and bring gigabit broadband to more businesses and homes.
Your business could receive a grant of up to £3,000 towards the costs of getting ultrafast gigabit-ready broadband but funding is limited. Find out of you are eligible and how to apply by visiting Connecting Bristol.
- This month, delaware has opened its first UK client service delivery “Hub” in Temple Quarter
- Apply to attend SETsquared’s #Idea2Pitch workshop when it returns to Bristol on 23 October
- Business West have upcoming workshops on future skills and business planning, and finance for start-ups
- Receive expert advice from investors and property agents with Engine Shed’s upcoming In Residence events
- See how Ada Lovelace Day was celebrated with TechSPARKS’s videos from local events