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The Portishead Railway Group has long campaigned for the Portishead to Bristol railway line to be re-opened. Portishead, as a rapidly growing town badly needs a rail connection, and all recent studies have shown that this is commercially sound and financially affordable.

Re-opening is now going ahead as a key part (Phase 1B) of the MetroWest project which will link and upgrade the railway system in the Bristol area.

Stage 2 Public Consultation took place from October - December 2017. Details ...

History: The railway opened on 18th April 1867 as a broad gauge branch and was operated by the GWR. The line was closed to passenger traffic in September 1964, and freight in 1981, then lay disused except for occasional steam specials, but in 2002 most of it was reopened for freight use only.

More about the line’s history ...

Stage 2 Public Consultation

report published.

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Local railway network improvements


temporary line closures.


Next meeting:

Tues 19 Mar 2019 at Folk Hall

Site last updated 8 Dec 2018

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December 2018 Update ...

A further £1.4 to be spent.

See News 4 Dec 2018

PRG Statement on Tram-trains. Details ...

Stage 2 Public Consolation report issued. Details ...

Bid for construction funding fails - See News 20 May 2018

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Our proposal for new station at Portishead Timescales GWR Class 166 DMU Click for details

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