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Press Articles 2009 - 2012 - 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) during 2009 to 2012. The headlines below link to the newspapers’ archived articles or to various websites. Unfortunately the local newspapers have removed the articles on this page from their websites so are longer available from this page. Some articles from previous years are available - see bottom of page.

Thousands of new homes for North Somerset

Bristol Post - 31 December 2012

£7 million preparatory works on Metro scheme agreed

Bristol Post - 13 December 2012

Franchise pause could delay Portishead line reopening

Bristol Post - 4 October 2012

Future franchise operator must also run Bristol Metro Service

Bristol Post - 30 July 2012

Green light for long-awaited rail improvements

Bristol Post - 17 July 2012

£100 million Bristol Metro train network by 2016

Bristol Post - 6 July 2012

The £1 Billion Revolution

Bristol Post - 5 July 2012

Bristol's £100m Metro rail bid for Government cash

Bristol Post - 22 June 2012

Transport minister happy to talk to local MPs on railways

Evening Post - 17 March 2012

Transport body gives Greater Bristol councils more clout

Evening Post - 6 March 2012

Campaign launched for a Greater Bristol Metro link

Evening Post - 23 February 2012

Portishead rail line 'a contender' in Government's wish-list

Evening Post - 31 January 2012

Henbury and Portishead rail lines to re-open in 5 years

Evening Post - 26 January 2012

Bristol councillors unite to call for better local rail service

Evening Post - 18 January 2012

Fox: Portishead rail link now back on the cards

Evening Post - 19 December 2011

Rail planners discuss increased services for Bristol area

BBC News website - 4 November 2011

Major setback for rail link funding in Portishead

Evening Post - 1 November 2011

Staycations 'helping rural train lines enjoy huge growth'

BBC News website - 19 August 2011

Meeting backs £43.3m Portishead to Bristol rail link

BBC News website - 1 July 2011

New fight launched to reopen railway line

Evening Post - 20 June 2011

Bristol to Portishead rail link to cost £37 million to open

Evening Post - 19 October 2010

Portishead to Bristol in 17 minutes.

North Somerset Times - 18 October 2010

Hope for rail campaign (HST trip)

North Somerset Times - 29 Sept 2010

Rail link plan hit by spending cuts

Evening Post - 9 July 2010

New supermarket and hotel bid may affect railway

Evening Post - 12 March 2010

£10m blow for Bristol/Portishead rail link dream

Evening Post - 12 February 2010

Group call to scrap £47m road and upgrade Bristol rail link

Evening Post - 28 January 2010

Bristol rail link could be scrapped in favour of Bendy buses

Evening Post - 13 January 2010

Rail boss attacks Bristol's 'woeful' lack of services

Evening Post - 8 December 2009

Report boosts rail bid

Clevedon Mercury - 3 September 2009

£1.2 billion boost for English rail and metro services

Railnews.co.uk - 4 August 2009

Railway boost in industry report

Mercury - 16 June 2009

Portishead Rail Link will take ‘six years’

Evening Post - 3 April 2009

Railway line moves a step closer

North Somerset Times - 28 January 2009

Town may get new railway station

BBC News web site - 28 January 2009

Network Rail study to go ahead (PDF File 50 Kb)

Press release - 27 January 2009




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