New video shows extent of Metrobus works on route to Ashton Vale
The construction of the new Metrobus route across Bristol has changed the landscape of one particular corner in the south west.
But because the new road that’s been constructed for the new bus service has broken new ground around buildings, under roads and over railways, exactly where it goes.
The Metrobus route begins at Temple Meads and travels along Commercial Road, past the old General Hospital and the Louisiana and then west along Cumberland Road on Spike Island.
This follows that road along the north bank of the New Cut of the River Avon, with Southville beyond. When Cumberland Road reaches the west end of Spike Island is when the construction work can really be seen.
The route swings around an old docks warehouse and over the river at the Ashton Swing Bridge, crosses the northern section of Greville Smyth, under the Brunel Way dual carriageway, between Paxton Way and Bedminster Cricket Club and then under Brunel Way and the Ashton Road junction before swinging a sharp left to run parallel with the western end of Winterstoke Road.
There, just between Babcock’s factory and Ashton Gate, the Metrobus route can be seen rising up onto a flyover to turn right and cross the railway, before turning right again before the allotments at Ashton Vale and heading across the field which had been planned for the new Ashton Gate stadium.
There the Metrobus route ends at the Long Ashton Park and Ride, although a link to the South Bristol Link Road .
The route is expected to carry its first passengers by the end of the year.