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Press & Media Articles 2020-2024 – 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) from 2020 to 2022. The headlines below link to the publications' archived articles or other websites. Some articles from previous years back to 2005 are still available – see bottom of page.

North Somerset Council to agree authority to finalise Full Business Case

North Somerset Council News – 8 Jan 2024

Portishead to Bristol rail line gets final approval

BBC – 15 November 2022

Delayed Portishead line to reopen in 2026 after costs increase

Bristol Live – 1 August 2022

Council seeks additonal funding to deliver Portishead line

North Somerset Council News – 4 July 2022

Line's future uncertain as questions raised over funding and inflation

Bristol Live – 28 June 2022

'Disappointment' at Bristol to Portishead rail line delay

BBC – 19 April 2022

'Red herrings' need to be ignored for Railway scheme

North Somerset Times – 2 December 2021

House of Commons gives Liam Fox reason for delay

North Somerset Times – 29 November 2021

Environmental groups accused for Portishead rail delay

North Somerset Times – 9 November 2021

Plan to reinstate Portishead railway overcomes a planning hurdle

New Civil Engineer – 8 October 2021

Parts of historic Portishead railway line to be recycled

North Som. Council press release – 19 Jul 2021

Bid race for £70m job to restore disused Portishead rail line

Construction Enquirer – 14 May 2021

Construction concerns resolved on plans to reopen railway

New Civil Engineer – 21 April 2021

Riding the rails on a route to Portishead (2 page article)

RAIL magazine 927 March-April 2021

Contractors sought in major step to open new rail line

Bristol Live – 25 February 2021

Network Rail seeks contractors to restore Portishead line

New Civil Engineer – 19 February 2021

'Inevitable' delays push MetroWest opening back to 2024

North Somerset Times – 12 August 2020

Delays to reopening railway could add another £5m

Bristol Live – 23 April 2020

Further step forward in plans to re-open railway line

Bristol Live – 15 January 2020

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