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The Portishead Railway Group has long campaigned for the Portishead to Bristol railway line to be re-opened. Portishead, as a rapidly growing town badly needs a rail connection, and all recent studies have shown that this is commercially sound and financially affordable.

Re-opening is now going ahead as a key part of the MetroWest project which will link and upgrade the railway system in the Bristol area.

The next step is a Stage 2 Public Consultation taking place in October - December 2017. Details ...

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History: The railway opened on 18th April 1867 as a broad gauge branch and was operated by the GWR. The line was closed to passenger traffic in September 1964, and freight in 1981, then lay disused except for occasional steam specials, but in 2002 most of it was reopened for freight use only.

More about the line’s history ...


Public Consultation

Next: Tues 21 Nov

Trinity School,


13.30 - 19.30

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Local railway network improvements


temporary line closures.


Next meeting:

Tues 5 Dec 2017 at Folk Hall

Site last updated 17 Nov 2017

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The future ?


Stage 2 Public Consolation started on 23 Oct. Details ...

Portishead Rail Services newsletter Summer/Autumn 2017 issued by NSC

Network Rail responds to FOI request. See News 22 July 2017

North Somerset Council issue Press Release 2 May 2017

MetroWest update March 2017

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