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Press Articles 2015 - 2016 – newer 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) during 2015 and 2016. The headlines below link to the publications’ archived articles or other websites. Unfortunately, most articles have been deleted by the publishers, so they are no longer available from this page. Some articles from previous years back to 2005 are still available – see bottom of page.

Bristol rail electrification delayed indefinitely

Bristol Post - 9 November 2016

Council strikes land deal for Portishead Railway

North Somerset Times - 28 August 2016

Rail link delayed again

Bristol Post - 28 June 2016

MetroBus to spend £2 million more on bridge

Bristol Post - 24 May 2016

Council's £850K deal for 'exciting' rail project

North Somerset Times - 20 April 2016

MetroWest held up by level crossing and mainline re-signalling

Bristol Post - 1 February 2016

Delayed Portishead railway line will be ‘worth the wait’

North Somerset Times - 1 February 2016

Opening of Portishead rail line delayed by up to a year

Bristol Post - 20 January 2016

Revised plans to be consulted on early next year

North Somerset Mercury - 16 September 2015

Arup wins Bristol rail link design contract - 29 July 2015

People asked to have their say on rail link plans

North Somerset Mercury - 16 June 2015

Case for electrifying local lines 'weak'

Bristol Post - 3 June 2015

Portishead railway clearance complete

North Somerset Times - 20 April 2015

Portishead rail ‘is going to happen’

North Somerset Times - 27 March 2015

First Great Western franchise extended

Bristol Post - 24 March 2015

Site agreed for new Portishead station

Bristol Post - 10 February 2015

Work to start on clearing vegetation from line

Bristol Post - 9 January 2015

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