The new railway
What will the new railway be like?
10 miles (14 km) line from Portishead to Temple Meads.
journey time from Portishead to Temple Meads calling at Pill, Parson Street and Bedminster.
service with some additional trains in peak periods.
Modern three-carriage diesel trains (probably initially Class 166 as below) with 280 seats. Stations will cater for five-carriage (450 seat) trains in future.
Six trains will be required.
Trains will operate 18 hours per day from around 6 am to around 11.30 pm, Monday to Saturday. On Sundays trains will operate for up to 10 hours.
Speed of 75 mph from Portishead to Pill, 30 mph from Pill to Ashton Vale.
The line will have 4 tunnels, 3 viaducts, 12 under bridges, 13 over bridges and a gorge!
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