The Ashton Vale to Temple Meads Guided Busway is a public transport link approximately 8km long that provides a set of frequent core services running from Long Ashton Park and Ride to Bristol Temple Meads and on to Cabot Circus, Broadmead and The Centre. The route includes new and existing busway and provides an adjacent segregated cycle and pedestrian corridor. A range of bus services from North Somerset towns will also feed into the busway, spreading the reach of the scheme further afield. The works include the construction of a new bridge over the Portbury Freight Line at Ashton Gate, refurbishment of Ashton Avenue Bridge, strengthening works to Prince Street Bridge, additional bus lanes and priority measures with Bristol City Centre.

The scheme is the first of its kind in the West of England and is one of three rapid transit routes proposed in the region, the other two being North Fringe to Hengrove and South Bristol Link. The capital cost estimate for the scheme is £47.8 million and the Department of Transport awarded Programme Entry in March 2010. A Transport and Works Act Order Application was submitted on 10 June 2010 and a Public Inquiry took place in the first half of 2012. 

Ardent provided a complete land and property service to the project including strategic CPO and valuation advice. We produced the Book of Reference, Order and Rights of Way plans for the Order.