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Press Articles 2006 – newer at top

Below are most of the articles about the railway or with a connection, that featured in the local press (and sometimes national press) during 2006. The headlines below link to the publications' archived articles or to various websites. Articles marked # are unfortunately no longer available from this site as they have been removed from the newspapers’ sites. Articles from previous years are also available. See bottom of page.

Wishful thinking on line to nowhere

Evening Post 1 December 2006

All Change’ call over transport (Bristol Transport Alliance proposal)

Evening Post 6 November 2006

£750m boost to end rail misery (but not Portishead line)

Western Daily Press 2 November 2006

New cycleway could foil rail link plans

North Somerset Times 1 November 2006

United front to cut congestion (Possible new transport authority)

Evening Post 3 October 2006

Have a say on blueprint for planning the future (RSS)

Evening Post 22 August 2006

Council caves in to legal threat - 150 extra homes

Clevedon Mercury 20 July 2006

MP discovers traffic fears  - (see also News 23 June)

Clevedon Mercury 29 June 2006

Avonmouth Bridge not the answer #

Evening Post 22 June 2006

New Avonmouth Bridge to cut road congestion

Evening Post 21 June 2006

An end to Gridlock? (rubber highway)

Evening Post 7 June 2006

Rubber highway on railway proposal

Clevedon Mercury 1 June 2006

The Great West Train Robbery!

Western Daily Press 24 April 2006

Big show of support for railway line - (See News 18 April)

Evening Post 18 April 2006

Greater Western Franchise launched #

Evening Post 4 April 2006

Curb this unelected Assembly

Evening Post 11 March 2006

Yes to 92,500 homes #

Evening Post 11 March 2006

Congestion charge within 3 years #

Evening Post 10 March 2006

92,500 homes on the way to the area

Evening Post 9 March 2006

Chance missed to enhance commuter trains #

Evening Post 9 March 2006

Rural rail services to be cut despite growing popularity #

The Times 9 March 2006

£350m spent sitting in traffic in Bristol area

Evening Post 6 March 2006

Councillor defends rail subsidy axe

Evening Post 28 February 2006

Petition bid to improve area’s rail services

Evening Post 7 February 2006

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