Sandford substation is energised

The new 400,000 volt substation at Sandford is now energised with electricity flowing through it. 


Throughout this year’s planting season, we have been working on the landscaping around the substation. This will be maintained over the coming years. 

The Strawberry Line: The Sandford Link is now open! 

We’ve created a safe space around the boundary of the new substation to reroute a section of the Strawberry Line path and provided a quality hard surface area suitable for all users. 

Built by National Grid as part of the construction of its new Sandford substation, and in partnership with North Somerset Council, the Sandford Link takes users from Station Road in Sandford north past the substation boundary to cross Drove Way and continue towards Yatton. Users now do not need to travel along the busy and narrow Nye Road.

On Saturday 25 November 2023, over 200 local residents and pupils from Sandford Primary School joined National Grid for the Strawberry Line Sandford Link opening celebration event, featuring local food vendors, family fun activities, face painting and superheroes.