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Residents campaign to reopen Ashton Gate station

Residents campaign for a new station Credit: ITV West Country

Residents and local businesses have launched a campaign for a new train station at Ashton Gate in Bristol.

Today campaigners stood at the site where they want the station to be placed after the old station was closed in 1964. The Department for Transport has already provided funding to reopen stations at Portishead and Pill in four years time but residents and business leaders say Ashton Gate should be reopened too.


Bristol City reveals Ashton Gate's new look

The new West Stand at Ashton Gate Credit: Bristol Sport

Bristol City has unveiled artists impressions of how the redeveloped Ashton Gate stadium will look.

Earlier this month they revealed the project is on schedule and should be ready in time for next season.

More images will be on display at a supporter consultation meeting at the stadium next Thursday 4 December.

The new South Stand at Ashton Gate Credit: Bristol Sport

Bristol City 'East End Shed Man' becomes internet hit

Ben Swift has a near clear view of the Ashton Gate pitch. Credit: Bristol City TV

A Bristol City fan has gained supporters of his own after he was seen watching his team play, for free, from the roof of his garden shed.

Ben Swift's home sits next to the Ashton Gate Stadium. When the club's Wedlock Stand was demolished in July it left him with a clear view of the pitch.

It's earned him the nickname 'East End Shed Man' and has won a league of followers on Twitter.


"Exciting times" for Bristol City FC

Steve Lansdown has confirmed work on Bristol City's Ashton Gate stadium could begin as early as May. Speaking at the club's Annual Supporters Meeting he said:

We’ll sign the section 106 agreement any day now, and then we have six weeks to wait for the Judicial Review period. We wanted to give some certainty to supporters, so if we get through to March with no Judicial Review, then we will be going ahead with the redevelopment plans, starting in May. It’s exciting times

– Steve Lansdown, Bristol City, majority shareholder

Ashton Gate work could start this summer

Work on the stadium could begin as early as May 2014 Credit: David Davies/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Bristol City football club's majority shareholder Steve Lansdown has announced work to redevelop Ashton Gate could begin as early as this summer.

Speaking at the club's Annual Supporters Meeting Mr Lansdown said a section 106 agreement will be signed soon and provided there is no Judicial Review application work could begin as early as May.

Read the full statement on the club's website.

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