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Stage 2 Public Consultation               

23 October 2017:

The next stage of the project to reopen the Portishead line is underway. This is the public consultation for the Development Consent Order, a legal requirement for the next, critical step towards trains running.

The aim of the consultation is to collect public opinion about the proposed line and train service as a whole, as currently planned. It is NOT about choices over what stations, what service levels or what extra features need to be added in. We are past that stage!

Even if you completely agree with the current proposal, it is really important that you respond to the public consultation and comment to that effect.


The consultation opens on 23 October and closes on 4 December 2017.


Fri 10 Nov     12.30 - 19.30  – Somerset Hall, The Precinct, Portishead, BS20 6AH

Wed 15 Nov 12.30 - 19.30  – Engine Shed, Station Approach, Temple Meads, BS1 6QH

Tue 21 Nov  13.30 - 19.30  – Trinity School, Marjoram Way, Portishead, BS20 7JF

Wed 22 Nov 12.00 - 19.30  – Ashton Gate Stadium, Bristol, BS3 2EJ

Thu 23 Nov  15.30 - 19.30  – Long Ashton Community Centre, Keedwell Hill, BS41 9DP

Fri 24 Nov    12.30 - 19.30  – Community Centre, Pill, BS20 0AE

Following the exhibitions, the plans will go on display from 27 November 2017 at:

100 Temple Street, Bristol, BS1 6HT from 9.00 to 17.00

Consultation booklet >>

You will be able to respond by letter, online, e-mail or filling out the paper or online questionnaire about the consultation.

Link to online Questionnaire. Please read consultation booklet before doing questionnaire.

Results of the consultation will be published in mid 2018.