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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 line is planned to open by May 2019 and Portishead Railway Group is closely monitoring progress to ensure that the timetable does not slip.

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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 was reopened for freight use only.

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Further Public Consultation is due in early 2016


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Next meeting:

Tues 17 Nov 2015 at Folk Hall

Site last updated 22 Nov 2015

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Public consultation – ended 3 August. See News 17 June 2015

MetroWest Newsletter No 2

Portishead station site decided

See News 17 March 2015

Portishead Rail Services update Spring 2015 - from NSC.

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Time to re-opening:

3 years 6 months

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