Bishopsworth Tory councillor Richard Eddy is proposing a motion calling for Mayor George Ferguson to give greater urgency to re-opening a station at Ashton Gate and to lobby Government and Network Rail to expand the planned electrification of the network to around the Parson Street rail junction, which will lead to any rail halt at Ashton Gate.
Cllr Eddy said: "There have previously been positive declarations by the Mayor and his Cabinet of the need to re-open Ashton Gate station by 2019, but I want to see added urgency displayed by senior city politicians, particularly as the Bristol City Football Club stadium is being greatly improved and the numbers going there could soar in the coming years.
"In addition, the Mayor has signalled his intention to incorporate a Conservative capital budget proposal to fund (£50k) the development of a business case for this station.
"We need to see politicians on a cross-party basis arguing for speedier and more significant railway investment locally, and this issue is something I am confident will get widespread political backing.
"I would also like to see pressure exerted for an expansion of the rail electrification plans - which are presently planned to terminate at Bath Road Bridge near Temple Meads station - to upgrade our urban train network to the area around Parson Street junction.
"Already, electrification of Brunel’s Great Western mainline from London – through Bristol – to Cardiff is experiencing delays due to encountering engineering problems, which could cause cost overruns.
“However, the completion of this project promises to deliver significant improvement in suburban rail services which must form a central part of any strategy aimed at ending our transport woes."