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Portishead: In March 2024, Planning Applications were issued including one covering a revised design for Portishead station shown below. Click image to enlarge.

Proposed new Portishead station

The proposed design has a canopy, and includes seating, ticket machines, passenger help point, a timber clad tower and glazed windscreen to protect passengers, lighting, public address system, information boards and displays, but no toilets.

There will be a single platform able to take up to 5-carriage trains.

Full details of the Planning Application: 24/P/0474/DCW...

See below for Pill.

For reference previous designs are shown here ...

Portishead station location:

In 2014 three options for the Portishead terminus station site were considered by North Somerset Council:

Option 1) Original proposal behind Lidl car park,

Option 2) East of Quays Avenue,

Option 3) North of Moor Farm.

Option 1 required a bridge over Quays Avenue, to avoid a level crossing. North Somerset rejected options 1 and 3 and held a public consultation on three new potential station sites (options 2A, 2B and 2C) in June/July 2014. North Somerset Council decided on the station location (Option 2B map) on 17 March 2015.


The station was originally to be sited at the rear of the Travelodge/Lidl car park area where land had been reserved for many years. This location was rejected by the Office of Rail Regulation in March 2015 as it would have required a level crossing over Quays Avenue.

Our mural was sited at this original location and unveiled by Liam Fox, MP, on 28 April 2012. It was removed in August 2014.

PILL: Stage 2 Public Consultation in Oct-Dec 2017 showed that the new station at Pill would have a new platform (for up to 5 carriages), a new waiting shelter, lighting, passenger information departure displays and audible information. There would be a 65 space car park and cycle parkingProposed new Pill station.

Latest: In 2022, to reduce costs design has been cut back with minimal facilities.

A Planning Application was submitted for Pill station on 12 April 2024 24/P/0749/DCW. Features are similar to Portishead (above) but on a smaller scale.

Click for enlarged image of new Pill station >>