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Press Articles 2013 - 2014 - 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 2013 and 2014. The headlines below link to the newspapers’ archived articles and various websites. Unfortunately the Bristol Post has removed the articles on this page from its websites so they are no longer available from this page. Some articles from previous years are available - see bottom of page.

Ashton Gate railway station ‘remains possible’

Insider Media - 18 December 2014

Pledge for new Ashton station but not before 2019

Bristol Post - 17 December 2014

Campaign for new station to serve south Bristol

Bristol Post - 4 December 2014

Portishead heats up

Railfuture magazine - 24 November 2014

Favourite site chosen for new Portishead station

Bristol Post - 20 October 2014

Full steam ahead for MetroWest but not until 2019

Bristol Post - 9 September 2014

Work begins on case for level crossing

Bristol Post - 22 August 2014

£50,000 allocated for Portishead level crossing case

Bristol Post - 19 August 2014

Town Council calls for station decision delay

Bristol Post - 6 August 2014

Transport chiefs tight-lipped after station consultation ends

Bristol Post - 1 August 2014

Time running out to have say on Portishead station

Bristol Post - 23 July 2014

Council leader's vow over plan to reopen railway line

Bristol Post - 15 July 2014

Town centre site for new station could be reconsidered

Bristol Post - 11 July 2014

Talks start on location of new Portishead railway station

Bristol Post - 16 June 2014

Defunct railway line under investigation

Bristol Post - 28 March 2014

Name change for Bristol Metro rail plan

Bristol Post - 25 June 2013

New delay to scheme to re-open railway

Southwest Business - 6 June 2013

Network Rail: Greater Bristol Metro design work under way

Southwest Business - 5 June 2013

Bristol Metro plans may go off the rails

Bristol Post - 30 May 2013

Business case to be drawn up to keep project on track

Bristol Post - 18 April 2013

Funding approved to progress railway dream

North Somerset Times - 17 April 2013

First Great Western rail franchise to be extended to 2016

BBC News website - 26 March 2013

Portishead rail station location may have to move

Bristol Post - 20 March 2013

Work starts on clearing disused railway line

Bristol Post - 12 March 2013

Track clearance work ‘another positive step’

North Somerset Times - 7 March 2013

Train link excitement mounts

North Somerset Times - 31 January 2013

Plans for Bristol Metro rail system move closer

Bristol Post - 25 January 2013

MP Liam Fox signals high hopes for Portishead rail line return

Bristol Post - 19 January 2013



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