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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 going ahead as a key part (Phase 1B) of the MetroWest project which will link and upgrade the railway system in the Bristol area. The project is now fully funded and is proceeding through the Development Consent Order (DCO) process.


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.


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Local railway network improvements (updated Oct 2019)

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temporary line closures.


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News

DCO now available for public view. See News  15 Jan 2020.


The DCO application has been accepted by Planning Inspectorate.

See News 12 Dec 2019.


DCO submitted. See News 15 Nov 2019.


House of Commons debates Future of Portishead Railway. See News 16 Oct 2019.


Project now fully funded!

See News 8 April 2019.


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