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Rail infrastructure improvements       Updated April 2021


Reopening the Portishead line feeds off other Rail Infrastructure Improvements


Many people have some idea of the works required along the line but what’s probably not so widely known is that reopening the Portishead line relies on completion of a number of other Bristol area rail infrastructure improvements. Here’s an update on the status of these other major items of rail infrastructure improvement and how they relate to reopening the Portishead line:


Parson Street Improvements – COMPLETE


Filton Bank Improvements – COMPLETE


Mainline Electrification – COMPLETE FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE


Bristol Area Signalling Re-engineering – COMPLETE


Bristol East Junction Re-layout – CURRENTLY UNDERWAY


PRG will keep you informed regarding these and any other essential rail infrastructure programmes as they progress.


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