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Press Articles 2019 - 2021 – 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) in 2019 to 2021. The headlines below link to the publications' archived articles or other websites. Some articles from previous years back to 2005 are still available – see bottom of page.

Parts of historic Portishead railway line to be recycled

North Som. Council press release – 19 Jul 2021

Bid race for £70m job to restore disused Portishead rail line

Construction Enquirer – 14 May 2021

Construction concerns resolved on plans to reopen railway

New Civil Engineer – 21 April 2021

Riding the rails on a route to Portishead (2 page article)

RAIL magazine 927 March-April 2021

Contractors sought in major step to open new rail line

Bristol Live – 25 February 2021

Network Rail seeks contractors to restore Portishead line

New Civil Engineer – 19 February 2021

'Inevitable' delays push MetroWest opening back to 2024

North Somerset Times – 12 August 2020

Delays to reopening railway could add another £5m

Bristol Live – 23 April 2020

Further step forward in plans to re-open railway line

Bristol Live – 15 January 2020

Plan to re-open rail line submitted to Government for approval

Bristol Live – 8 November 2019

Plans to be sent to Government next month

North Somerset Times – 28 August 2019

Opening of new Portishead rail line secured

Bristol Live – 8 April 2019

How Portishead line could get one step closer to reality

Bristol Live – 15 February 2019

Press articles from earlier years: