Welcome to Box Makers Yard Travel Plan Site
Hello! And welcome to your Travel Plan website. As your Travel Plan Coordinators, we are here to help you utilise the best of your local area, by providing the best options for you with up-to-date travel information for accessing services, local facilities and public transport. This page is designed for you, and we want you to find the best way to travel.
On this page you can find information on:
- Local shops and centres
- Bus routes and services
- Train services and station facilities
- Local cycle network
- Pedestrian walking routes
- Groups in your local area
- Local travel news
Much of the information provided on this page is through website links to ensure that the information we give you is up to date.
Your local surroundings
Your new home on Avon Street in Bristol City Centre is well located to access numerous local facilities. Bristol Temple Meads Railway Station is located just a 5-minute walk from Box Makers Yard and has direct services to London and Cardiff.
Travelwest journey planner is a free tool which allows you to enter your start location and final destination to help you understand what travel options are available to you. Visit the website here to access the journey planner.
The map below shows the available facilities within your local area in relation to Box Makers Yard:
The Bristol area is served by a large array of frequent bus routes operated by First Bristol, Bath & the West. A summary of the routes and timetables are outlined below along with relevant links to the bus route web pages.
‘Temple Way’ Bus Stops are within an approximate 500m distance from your home with frequent buses every 10-minutes.
8 Temple Meads Connection – From Temple Way
Route: Bristol Temple Meads – Bristol Zoo – Bristol Temple Meads
This route, operated by First Bristol, Bath & the West, runs Monday – Sunday every 10-12 minutes.
72 – From stops Avon Street and Temple Way
Route: Bristol Temple Meads Station – Uwe Frenchay Campus via City Centre, University of Bristol, Redland, Gloucester Road
This route, operated by First Bristol, Bath & the West, runs Monday – Sunday every hour.
178 – From Temple Way
Route: Radstock – Bristol via Midsomer Norton, Paulton, Marksbury, Keynsham
This route, operated by First Bristol, Bath & the West, runs Monday – Saturday every hour.
376 Mendip Explorer – From stops Avon Street and Temple Way
Route: Bristol – Street via Whitchurch, Pensford, Clutton, Chewton Mendip, Wells, Glastonbury
This route, operated by First Bristol, Bath & the West, runs Monday – Sunday every 30 minutes.
Port- From Temple WayRoute: Origin – Destination via City Centre, Temple Meads
This route, operated by First Bristol, Bath & the West, runs Monday – Sunday every 15 minutes.
To view updates and timetables please visit the timetable webpage here.
Why takes the bus?
- There are many reasons why you should started considering using the bus, such as:
- The walk to and from the bus is a great way to incorporate some physical activity into your daily routine.
- You have the opportunity to relax whilst on your journey and could even proactively use your time, such as reading a book.
- Season tickets could offer unlimited travel services and can provide cheaper alternatives than running a car.
- Contributing towards cleaner air.
Travel by Rail
To travel by rail from your home at Box Makers Yard, Bristol Temple Meads Railway Station is the closest and is located within 400m, a 5-minute walk.
Bristol Temple Meads Railway Station is operated by Great Western Railway and provides regular services to London Paddington, Weymouth, Brighton, Plymouth and Taunton.
To see the live departure board visit National Rail’s website here:
Bristol temple Meads is equipped to provide you with the necessary information and facilities for your travels,
- Sheltered storage for cycles with 450 spaces.
- PlusBike Cycle Hire
- Wi-Fi, Post box and public telephones
- Waiting rooms/ Toilets
- Shops available including Starbucks and M&S
Network Rail offers a variety of railcards which provide discounted train travel tickets across 16 counties (inc. London). These can include:
For more information on the right railcard for you or to purchase one, please visit the website here.
Local cycle Network
Bristol is the hub for Britain’s national cycle routes (NCN) and is one of Europe’s most bike-friendly destinations. Bristol offers something for every cyclist, from beautiful riverside trails for leisure weekend activities, to an extensive network for city commuters.
The Bristol- Bath Railway Path (on NCN4), is great for commuting and travelling between the two cities.
Cycle Training and Hire
Cycle Training is available within Bristol if you are thinking of starting to cycle or are new to cycling on then road and would like to develop your skills. Cycling brings so many benefits for your social and professional life, health, money savings, and even for your community! The following organisations and charities offer lessons that can be tailored to suit your needs:
- Bristol City Council working with Life Cycle UK, see website for further details: https://betterbybike.info/training/adult-cycle-training/
- Bike Bristol- Adult Cycle training, see website for further details: https://www.bikebristol.com/courses/adult-cycle-training
- Bikeability- for Adults and Children lessons, see website for further details: https://www.bikeability.org.uk/
Local Bike shops
If you are planning on starting to cycle or would like to own your own bike, Bristol has several bike stores where you can browse and find out more information on the correct bike for you.
- Bristol Cycle Shack– 3-minute walk from Box Makers Yard.
- Cycling Position– 15-minute walk from Box Makers Yard.
- Mud-Dock Cycle Works– 18-minutewalk from Box Makers Yard.
Still need to drive your own car? There are still ways to develop more sustainable habits, why not try some of the below techniques:
– Remove unnecessary weight from your car such as roof racks or boxes
– Avoid breaking and accelerating hard by driving smoothly
– Limit the use of your air conditioning
– Check your tyres are fully inflated
– Stick to the speed limit – speeding often leads to higher fuel consumption
Interested in Car Sharing?
Co-Wheels is a community car rental scheme which allows you to hire a car by the hour which can be booked within 15minutes of departure time.
With over 40+ cars available in convenient locations in Bristol including hybrid and electric vehicles too, the cost starts at £5 for hire and as little as 20p a mile.
Take a look at the Co-Wheels website to see the availability map:
Benefits of Car Sharing:
- Less cars on the road = less congestion and less pollution
- Reduced demand for parking
- Financial Savings – Share the ride, split the cost
- Social benefits from travelling with someone else
Local Travel News
If you are hoping to avoid traffic and being late for work, we recommend accessing the following useful links to keep you up t date with any traffic jams, roadworks or accidents that could affect you journey.
The AA will show you incidents that have occurred within the local area. Helpful for letting you know which routes to avoid before you set off on your journey!
Bristol Post https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/all-about/traffic-travel
Bristol City Council https://www.bristol.gov.uk/streets-travel
Cycle Streets https://www.cyclestreets.net/journey/