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Press Articles 2017 - 2018 – 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 2017 and 2018. The headlines below link to the publications' archived articles or other websites. Unfortunately some articles have been deleted by the publishers so may not be available from this page. Some articles from previous years back to 2005 are still available - see bottom of page.

Progress on rail project as council commits £1.4m to scheme

North Somerset Times – 18 December 2018

Tram idea poor substitute for proper rail

North Somerset Times – 17 October 2018

Light Rail 'could re-open Portishead railway line'

BBC News website –11 October 2018

Opening Portishead line is priority – Nigel Ashton

Bristol Live – 6 September 2018

Council poised to submit application to Government by year end

Bristol Live – 21 July 2018

MetroWest at risk unless Government steps in with cash

Bristol Live – 19 July 2018

Opening of Portishead railway line still a 'key priority'

Bristol Live – 6 June 2018

Bristol rail services funding bid rejected

BBC News website – 18 May 2018

Rail routes axed under Beeching could re-open

Telegraph – 29 November 2017

Portishead line given £6million boost

Bristol Post – 15 November 2017

Beeching rail lines that campaigners say should be re-opened

Daily Mail – 26 October 2017

Portishead line 'not dead in the water' – Chris Grayling MP

Bristol Post – 6 July 2017

Soaring cost 'unacceptable' says Dr Liam Fox MP

North Somerset Times – 31 March 2017

Portishead line re-opening work to be done in stages

Bristol Post – 22 March 2017

Portishead line may never go ahead as costs spiral

Bristol Post – 9 March 2017

Portishead railway reopening hangs in the balance

North Somerset Times – 9 March 2017

Portishead rail line opening faces potential delay as costs soar

North Somerset Times – 7 February 2017

Portishead line revamp to exceed £58m

BBC News website – 17 January 2017

Work to finalise design due to be completed in January

Bristol Post – 2 January 2017

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