A city council has stepped in to deny a rural railway line is under threat.
The Friends of Suburban Bristol Railways condemned a council decision to end the £138,000 subsidy for the Severn Beach line as 'irresponsible'.
But a Bristol City Council spokesman said First Great Western, which takes up the relevant franchise in April, had assured it would continue the route.
"That has meant we can effectively spend that money enhancing and improving other services," he said.
However, Julie Boston of Friends of Suburban Bristol Railways condemned the decision to end the subsidy for the route.
She said: "'This decision is completely irresponsible. People in Bristol, especially in inner city areas, cannot get to work.
"And in response to this the Lib Dems reduce the overall transport budget, and cut the rail subsidy completely."