The Government has approved Bristol’s rapid transit Metrobus scheme, as reported by the BBC here:
Previously, the plans called for the railway line along the New Cut to be rebuilt into a combined busway and railway. This route has now been amended so that buses will use Cumberland Road, and will not run along the harbourside.
The current plans envisage a remodelling of the railway near the Create Centre to accommodate the busway as it crosses a rebuilt Ashton Avenue Bridge. The plans have the busway utilise the current railway alignment in order to join Cumberland Road on the level, with the railway being re-aligned.
Details of the plans (Including the amended route) are available on the Metrobus website:
Here is a plan of the proposed works. Please note that the revised route for the BHR is not shown, as it is yet to be decided.