This project was produced in collaboration with Severnside Community Rail Partnership and A Forgotten Landscape.

The Severnside Community Rail Partnership works with local communities to identify and implement measures to encourage the use of local trains and to ensure that access to stations is easy and that stations provide a safe and welcoming environment.  We cover the the network of routes radiating from Bristol, bounded by Gloucester, Bath/Freshford, Weston-super-Mare, Taunton and the Severn Estuary – including the Severn Beach branch line.

The Partnership is a Community Interest Company.  Our work at stations  is considerably assisted by schools and local communities who undertake many of the horticultural projects and arts schemes on a voluntary basis.  This is supported by Bristol, Gloucester, Somerset and Wiltshire Community Rehabilitation Company who provide supervised groups of low risk offenders to assist with station projects one day per week under the Community Payback Scheme.

Our principle funding partners are Great Western Railway (GWR), Bristol City Council, South Gloucester County Council, Bath and North East Somerset Council, North Somerset Council and  Somerset County Council.  Projects are funded by grants obtained from sources within and outside the rail industry.

A Forgotten Landscape is a large-scale natural and cultural heritage scheme, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Between 2015 and 2018 we will work with local communities to conserve and enhance the Lower Severn Vale Levels, from Shepperdine in the north to the River Avon in the south. Through projects like Discover the Severn Beach Line we hope to inspire people of all ages to explore the area’s unique natural and cultural heritage.

Every effort has been made to represent an accurate reflection of the area on this map. We apologise for anything we have missed out. If you’ve any feedback, then please email severnside@gmail.com