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Press Articles 2015 - 2017 - 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) between 2015 and 2017. Some articles from previous years back to 2005 are also available - see bottom of page. The headlines below link to the newspapers’ archived articles.

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

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

railway-technology.com - 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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