ThePortishead Railway Grouphas 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 was planned to open by early 2020 but the project is currently under review. See News 17 March 2017 on main websitere latest developments.