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Press Articles 2009 - 2012 - latest at top

Below are most of the articles about the railway or with a connection, that have featured in the local press (and sometimes national media) during 2009 to 2012. Some articles from previous years are also available - see bottom of page. The headlines below link to the newspapers’ archived articles or to copies of the text. Articles marked # are unfortunately no longer available from this site as they have been removed from the newspaper’s site. Note: some links may be slow to open.

Thousands of new homes for North Somerset

Bristol Post - 31 December 2012

£7 million preparatory works on Metro scheme agreed

Bristol Post - 13 December 2012

Franchise pause could delay Portishead line reopening

Bristol Post - 4 October 2012

Future franchise operator must also run Bristol Metro Service

Bristol Post - 30 July 2012

Green light for long-awaited rail improvements

Bristol Post - 17 July 2012

£100 million Bristol Metro train network by 2016

Bristol Post - 6 July 2012

The £1 Billion Revolution

Bristol Post - 5 July 2012

Bristol's £100m Metro rail bid for Government cash

Bristol Post - 22 June 2012

Transport minister happy to talk to local MPs on railways

Evening Post - 17 March 2012

Transport body gives Greater Bristol councils more clout

Evening Post - 6 March 2012

Campaign launched for a Greater Bristol Metro link

Evening Post - 23 February 2012

Portishead rail line 'a contender' in Government's wish-list

Evening Post - 31 January 2012

Henbury and Portishead rail lines to re-open in 5 years

Evening Post - 26 January 2012

Bristol councillors unite to call for better local rail service

Evening Post - 18 January 2012

Fox: Portishead rail link now back on the cards

Evening Post - 19 December 2011

Rail planners discuss increased services for Bristol area

BBC News website - 4 November 2011

Major setback for rail link funding in Portishead

Evening Post - 1 November 2011

Staycations 'helping rural train lines enjoy huge growth'

BBC News website - 19 August 2011

Meeting backs £43.3m Portishead to Bristol rail link

BBC News website - 1 July 2011

New fight launched to reopen railway line

Evening Post - 20 June 2011

Bristol to Portishead rail link to cost £37 million to open

Evening Post - 19 October 2010

Portishead to Bristol in 17 minutes. #

North Somerset Times - 18 October 2010

Hope for rail campaign (HST trip) #

North Somerset Times - 29 Sept 2010

Rail link plan hit by spending cuts

Evening Post - 9 July 2010

New supermarket and hotel bid may affect railway

Evening Post - 12 March 2010

£10m blow for Bristol/Portishead rail link dream #

Evening Post - 12 February 2010

Group call to scrap £47m road and upgrade Bristol rail link #

Evening Post - 28 January 2010

Bristol rail link could be scrapped in favour of Bendy buses #

Evening Post - 13 January 2010

Rail boss attacks Bristol's 'woeful' lack of services

Evening Post - 8 December 2009

Report boosts rail bid

Clevedon Mercury - 3 September 2009

£1.2 billion boost for English rail and metro services

Railnews.co.uk - 4 August 2009

Railway boost in industry report

Mercury - 16 June 2009

Portishead Rail Link will take ‘six years’

Evening Post - 3 April 2009

Railway line moves a step closer #

North Somerset Times - 28 January 2009

Town may get new railway station

BBC News web site - 28 January 2009

Network Rail study to go ahead (PDF File 50 Kb)

Press release - 27 January 2009




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