Does anyone commute from Clevedon to Bristol

Discussion in 'Bristol and South West' started by Jayne Bradshaw, Oct 20, 2017.

  1. Jayne Bradshaw

    Jayne Bradshaw New Member

    My husband and I want to move to Clevedon. I work in Bristol (next to Temple Meads) where I do not have a parking space. I work 9am-5.30pm every day.

    My first thoughts are to get a Smart car (I'm desperate to own one!) and drive to Yatton train station and then get the train in. That would involve driving down the B3133 at rush hour. Parking at Yatton appears to be £2.40 for the day. A return from Yatton to Temple Meads costs £8.40.

    What does everyone think to my plan? Is there a better commuting option? Convenience is a bigger concern for me than cost as I've previously always walked to work.

  2. kalidarkone

    kalidarkone Bringing YOU round.....

    I used to commute from Bristol to Clevedon! It took 45 minutes and minimal traffic in that direction at rush hour.
    Your plan sounds good!
  3. keybored

    keybored #NeverUseTheInternetAgain

    There's a park & ride at Long Ashton. Free parking, £4 return for the bus but you'd have to walk from The Hippodrome to Temple Meads. Saving you £34 a week.
  4. Jayne Bradshaw

    Jayne Bradshaw New Member

    Great - thanks!
  5. Jayne Bradshaw

    Jayne Bradshaw New Member

    Thank you. I know it's a big saving, but I'd rather avoid the bus and it just makes sense to get the train as I work right next to Temple Meads. It great to know there are different commuting options though.
  6. Jayne Bradshaw

    Jayne Bradshaw New Member

    Great - thanks!
  7. wiskey

    wiskey Albatross Admirer

    Aren't they due to reopen the Portishead to Bristol train line at some point? Or did that get scrapped.
  8. keybored

    keybored #NeverUseTheInternetAgain

    I somehow read Clevedon as Nailsea :facepalm:, making my idea not quite as good (much further to Long Ashton than Yatton, from Clevedon).
  9. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    Keeps getting delayed and the price keeps going up. I wouldn't move to Portishead/Clevedon expecting to rely on it :(
    wiskey likes this.
  10. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    You can do it easy - but there will be no convenience. Trains home will be two carriages and rammed so full you think that you're going to die (there was a commuter strike a few years ago on this line a few years ago because of this). If you have any sort of health impediment this isn't for you. The only benefit is that from 4-6 the trains are so full that if you're getting off/on at a non barrier station (yatton is) you won't have to pay.
  11. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  12. wiskey

    wiskey Albatross Admirer

    I know people who have.

    Now living in a car park.
    Dr. Furface likes this.
  13. Geri

    Geri wasn't born to follow

    I used to commute from Clevedon to Bristol years ago, using the normal bus service. I very rarely got to work on time (luckily we had flexitime then). I seem to recall spending a long time stuck in queues at the Cumberland basin.

    I don't think there is an easy way to do it at all.

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