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Getting to the Gate: Bristol City v Preston North End

City welcome Preston North End to Ashton Gate Stadium tomorrow in the Sky Bet Championship (Saturday, 3pm kick-off).

Some important updated travel information is below and all fans are encouraged to check their best route.

THE HEADLINES

  • Rail engineering works are taking place across the Bristol region. Fans are encouraged to read full information below
  • New AG6 matchday service from Henbury, Westbury-on-Trym, Whiteladies Road and Clifton is in operation
  • The AG1 (Portway Park & Ride), AG2 (Brislington Park & Ride), AG4 (South Bristol) and ABus Service A will all operate as normal
  • Fans can find their best route using public transport by using the TravelWest journey planner travelwest.info/matchday
  • Numerous off-street car parks are open locally 
  • Ashton Road and Marsh Road will be closed after the game in the interest of crowd safety

DEDICATED SUPPORTER BUS SERVICES

AG1 - Portway Park & Ride

  • First departure: 12.45pm
  • Last departure: 2.30pm
  • Frequency: every 15 minutes
  • Journey time: 20 minutes
  • Collects: along the Portway at Station Road, Woodwell Road, Park Road, Riverleaze, Roman Way
  • Drop-Off: Winterstoke Road entrance, Ashton Gate
  • Post-match departure: The Robins Pub, Winterstoke Road. Last return 6.40pm
  • Parking: free
  • This service will be operating at improved frequency and capacity before and after matches during the 2018-19 season

AG2 - Brislington Park & Ride

  • First departure: 12.45pm
  • Last departure: 2.30pm
  • Frequency: every 20 minutes
  • Journey time: 20 minutes
  • Direct service
  • Drop-Off: Winterstoke Road entrance, Ashton Gate
  • Post-match departure: Winterstoke Road entrance, Ashton Gate. Last return 6.40pm
  • Parking: free
  • This service will be operating at improved frequency and capacity before and after matches during the 2018-19 season

AG4 - South Bristol

  • Departs from Whitchurch, Wharnecliffe Gardens: 1.30pm
  • Frequency: one bus only
  • Journey time: 30 minutes
  • Collects: Priddy Drive, Heathfield Crescent, South Bristol Hospital, Skills Academy, Bridge Campus, Lampton Avenue, Hollisters Drive, Bishport Avenue Lay-By, Crosscombe Drive, Fair Furlong, Newland Drive, Queen’s Road, Sherrin Way, Turtlegate Avenue, Shuter Road, Highridge Common, Highridge Green, Church Road, St Peter’s Church, Vicarage Road, Bishopsworth Library, Cheddar Grove, Lulsgate Road, Bedminster Down
  • Drop-Off: The Robins Pub, Winterstoke Road
  • Post-match departure: Winterstoke Road entrance, Ashton Gate, 5.10pm

AG6 - North Bristol

  • Departs from Henbury, Tormarton Crescent: 1.25pm
  • Frequency: one bus only
  • Journey time: 35 minutes
  • Collects: Tormarton Crescent, Marissal Road, Avonmouth Way, The Salutation, Crow Lane Lay-by, Brentry Roundabout, Brentry Lane, The Ridgeway, Falcondale Walk, Henbury Road, Lampeter Road, Downs Cote Avenue, Brecon Road, Henleaze Gardens, Westbury Road, Durdham Park, Black Boy Hill, Apsley Road, Clifton Down Station, Belgrave Road, Sunderland Place, Students Union, Victoria Square, Clifton Village, Christ Church, Percival Road, Bridge Valley Road.
  • Drop-Off: Winterstoke Road entrance, Ashton Gate
  • Post-match departure: The Robins Pub, Winterstoke Road, 5.10pm

AG1, AG2, AG4 and AG6 are all operated by First. Bristol Inner Zone Day Tickets cost £4 (adult) when purchased via the First Bus app (download the app by clicking here) and are valid on this service. Tickets purchased on board are £3 single/£4.50 return (adult). Concessionary pass holders can use their passes to travel free of charge, while up to two children (under 16) can travel free of charge with a fare paying adult.

Service A - Brislington and Bristol Temple Meads

  • Departs: Brislington, Eagle Road and Bristol Temple Meads: 2.00pm
  • Frequency: two buses
  • Journey time: 15 minutes from Temple Meads / 30 minutes from Eagle Road
  • Collects: Bath Road PDSA (Bristol Factory), Black Castle (Arnos Manor), Arnos Vale Cemetery, Central Trading Estate, Totterdown Bridge, Temple Meads Stop TJ, Old Market Stop OK, Haymarket Stop RE, city centre stop CI
  • Drop-Off: Winterstoke Road entrance, Ashton Gate
  • Post-match departure: Trust Ford, Winterstoke Road

Service A is operated by Abus. Single £2 / Return £3 (season card holders return = £2). English concessionary card holders travel free.

PUBLIC BUS SERVICES

  • Local bus services connect the stadium with much of Bristol and Somerset

Plan your journey using the route planning tool here

  • A route map can be viewed here
  • Services include….

Service 24

  • Serves Bedminster, City Centre, Old Market, Easton, Eastville, Lockleaze and Southmead Hospital
  • Nearest stop: Ashton Road
  • Adult singles range from £2 to £3 and return / all day travel is £4.50

Services X1, X2, X3, X3A, X4, X6, X7, X8 and X9

  • Serves Hotwells and City Centre
  • Nearest stop: Blackmoors Lane (Ashton Bridge)
  • Adult singles range from £2 to £6 and return / day ticket from £4 to £7.50

Services X1, X2, X3, X3A, X4, X6, X7, X8 and X9

  • Serves various locations, including, Weston-super-Mare, Portishead, Clevedon and Nailsea
  • Nearest stop: Winterstoke Road (Ashton Bridge)
  • Adult singles range from £2 to £6 and return / day ticket from £4 to £7.50

Visit the FirstBus website and search by service number for more specific timing information – www.firstgroup.com/bristol

PARKING

Off-street match day parking is available at:

  • Bedminster Cricket Club, Clanage Road, Bower Ashton, BS3 2JX. £10 per car, 10 minute walk
  • All Star Action Days, Clanage Road, Bower Ashton, BS3 2JX. £10 per car, 10 minute walk
  • DJ Matchday Parking, Cala Trading Estate, Ashton Vale Road, BS3 2HA. £7 per car, 7 minute walk
  • Public car parks can be found by clicking here

TRAIN

  • Major engineering works are taking place across the Bristol area
  • There are no services running between Bristol Parkway and Bristol Temple Meads. Rail replacement bus services are in operation
  • There are no services running between Severn Beach and Bristol Temple Meads. Rail replacement bus services are in operation
  • Services from Birmingham New Street will be diverted between Cheltenham Spa and Bristol Temple Meads (via Bath Spa and Swindon) adding up to an hour onto normal journey times. These services will not be calling at Bristol Parkway
  • Services from Gloucester/Worcester will divert at Bristol Parkway to Cardiff Central. Passengers are advised to disembark at Bristol Parkway and use rail replacement bus services to complete your journey
  • Services from London Paddington will continue to operate with some minor changes
  • Full details of the engineering works can be found at www.gwr.com/bristol2018
  • Parson Street station is a 15-minute walk and serves much of Somerset, South Wales and Bristol (Temple Meads is a 5-minute journey by train from here)
  • Bristol Temple Meads is the nearest mainline station, a 40-minute walk and connected to Ashton Gate by the ABus service (details above)
  • gwr.com has detailed information and includes a journey planner to help you plan your route

WALK

  • Fans are likely to find walking is the quickest and easiest way to/from the stadium
  • Most of south, west and central Bristol are within an hour’s walk
  • East Street, St John’s Lane, Clifton Village and the city centre are all accessible in under 30 minutes
  • Use the stadium postcode BS3 2EJ to help plan your route

CYCLE

  • New YoBike parking spaces available at the Ashton Road end of the Stadium
  • There are 96 cycle parking spaces outside the South Stand along with a free bike pump
  • The stadium is served by numerous cycle paths – always consider your safety especially when cycling in the dark
  • Click here for a local area cycle route map
  • Click here to plan your route including cycle rack locations, elevation and route type. Use the stadium postcode BS3 2EJ to help plan your route