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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 going ahead as a key part (Phase 1B) of the MetroWest project which will link and upgrade the railway system in the Bristol area. The Secretary of State for Transport has now approved the Development Consent Order (DCO).

News

Planning application issued for revised Portishead station design. Details ...


Secretary of State visits sites on Portishead line. News Aug 2023.


Primary contractor appointed

See News Feb 2023.


The Development Consent Order has been approved by the Government. News 14 Nov 2022.




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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 of it was reopened for freight use only.


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Site last updated

12 June 2024



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