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Plans unveiled for improved cycle routes around new Bristol Arena

Plans have been unveiled for improved pedestrian and cycle routes around Temple Meads Station and the new Bristol Arena.

It's hoped the new routes will improve connectivity to the new arena site and have been named 'Temple Greenways'. The routes will link to Totterdown Basin, a little known green oasis where the Floating Harbour meets the Feeder Canal.

Plans for pedestrian and cycle routes around the new Bristol Arena have been unveiled Credit: Tim Ireland/PA Wire

Proposals include a new pedestrian and cycle waterside boardwalk, and new paths and seating areas around Totterdown Basin and The New Cut.

Changes are also planned for Cattle Market Road, which will become one-way eastbound for traffic.

Locals, business owners and commuters are now invited to share their views on the proposals. There will be a drop in session on March 26, between 5.30 - 8.30pm.

Workers protest against the removal of buffet cars on trains

Union says removing buffet cars on West Country tains will lead to an elitist transport system Credit: ITV West Country

A rail union will protest across the region today in a campaign against the removal of buffet cars on First Great Western trains.

The RMT says losing the buffet cars will lead to job losses and an 'upstairs downstairs' service on West Country trains. Events will be taking place at Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads from 7 o clock this morning.

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Work begins over Christmas to create new route to the West

Disused royal mail conveyor will be removed from Bristol Temple Meads station on Christmas day Credit: ITV West Country

Work will begin at Bristol Temple Meads station tonight to remove the disused mail conveyor.

It will begin the process of the electrification of the main line to the South West - which is expected to be finished by 2017. The work to remove the old Royal Mail conveyor will be finished while the station is closed on Christmas day.

TRAVEL: Train disruptions at Bristol Temple Meads

First Great Western: Replacement bus service running between Bristol Temple Meads and Weston-super-Mare, and between Bristol Temple Meads and Taunton due to person hit by a train at Worle. Tickets being accepted on CrossCounty and First Bus services.

Crosscountry: Tickets being accepted on First Group services. Diversions via Westbury where possible. Delays of up to 45 minutes.

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Noticed the new art installation at Temple Meads?

If you're travelling through Bristol Temple Meads this week you might notice something different as you approach the station. A new art installation highlighting the city's famous graffiti culture has been put in place - and it's quite a contrast to Brunel's famous architecture.

It's to celebrate the launch of the latest project to regenerate the run down Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone. There are already plans for a 12,000 seater arena, now the Council want the public to make their mark too.

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