m2: Long Ashton Park & Ride to City Centre

The m2 runs from Long Ashton Park & Ride to the City Centre via Ashton Vale, Ashton Gate, Cumberland Basin, Spike Island, Redcliff Hill, Temple Meads, Cabot Circus and Broadmead.

The m2 operates Monday to Saturday. It does not operate on Sundays and public holidays.

See further down this page for more information about Long Ashton Park & Ride.

m2 booklet - from 15th Sept 2019 (pdf) route map and timetable (travelwest)

m2 route map

m2 route map

Long Ashton Park & Ride

  • 1500 parking spaces
  • Free parking with no need to display a ticket
  • Open from 05:30 until 22:45, Monday – Saturday (closed Sundays and public holidays)
  • Closed and locked between 22.45 and 05:30 (overnight parking is not permitted)

bus guideway

The m2 uses the metrobus guideway to travel from Long Ashton Park & Ride to Cumberland Basin. The guideway is a segregated and traffic-free route, which allows services to bypass the often congested A370 and Brunel Way.

A traffic-free walking and cycle path runs alongside the busway. The path connects with Bristol’s Harbourside, Festival Way and the 4.5km walking and cycling path along the South Bristol Link.

Ashton Avenue swing bridge

The m2 travels over the grade 2 listed Ashton Avenue swing bridge which was recently restored by metrobus. The former double-deck road and rail bridge was constructed as part of the Bristol Harbour Railway in 1905. The bridge rotated ten times a day until 1936 and became a fixed structure in 1951.

Before the metrobus restoration, the Grade 2 listed bridge was in a very bad condition with clear signs of structural instability. Metrobus’ refurbishment has completely transformed the bridge and preserved an important part of Bristol’s walking and cycling infrastructure for future generations. The bridge now has a 3.5 metre pedestrian and cycle track that is wider, smoother and safer than the previous path.