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Press Articles 2013 - 2014 - 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) between 2013 and 2014. Some articles from previous years back to 2005 are also available - see bottom of page. The headlines below link to the newspapers’ archived articles.

Ashton Gate railway station ‘remains possible’

Insider Media - 18 December 2014

Pledge for new Ashton station but not before 2019

Bristol Post - 17 December 2014

Campaign for new station to serve south Bristol

Bristol Post - 4 December 2014

Portishead heats up

Railfuture magazine - 24 November 2014

Favourite site chosen for new Portishead station

Bristol Post - 20 October 2014

Full steam ahead for MetroWest but not until 2019

Bristol Post - 9 September 2014

Work begins on case for level crossing

Bristol Post - 22 August 2014

£50,000 allocated for Portishead level crossing case

Bristol Post - 19 August 2014

Town Council calls for station decision delay

Bristol Post - 6 August 2014

Transport chiefs tight-lipped after station consultation ends

Bristol Post - 1 August 2014

Time running out to have say on Portishead station

Bristol Post - 23 July 2014

Council leader's vow over plan to reopen railway line

Bristol Post - 15 July 2014

Town centre site for new station could be reconsidered

Bristol Post - 11 July 2014

Talks start on location of new Portishead railway station

Bristol Post - 16 June 2014

Defunct railway line under investigation

Bristol Post - 28 March 2014

Name change for Bristol Metro rail plan

Bristol Post - 25 June 2013

New delay to scheme to re-open railway

Southwest Business - 6 June 2013

Network Rail: Greater Bristol Metro design work under way

Southwest Business - 5 June 2013

Bristol Metro plans may go off the rails

Bristol Post - 30 May 2013

Business case to be drawn up to keep project on track

Bristol Post - 18 April 2013

Funding approved to progress railway dream

North Somerset Times - 17 April 2013

First Great Western rail franchise to be extended to 2016

BBC News website - 26 March 2013

Portishead rail station location may have to move

Bristol Post - 20 March 2013

Work starts on clearing disused railway line

Bristol Post - 12 March 2013

Track clearance work ‘another positive step’

North Somerset Times - 7 March 2013

Train link excitement mounts

North Somerset Times - 31 January 2013

Plans for Bristol Metro rail system move closer

Bristol Post - 25 January 2013

MP Liam Fox signals high hopes for Portishead rail line return

Bristol Post - 19 January 2013



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