Some people are advocating Tram-Trains as a potential cheaper solution. The Portishead Railway Group Committee believes that Tram-Trains are not, and cannot be, the answer to the Portishead-Bristol Corridor traffic congestion woes for many years to come, and they would be more expensive.
With a very high Benefit Cost Ratio of 4.85, PRG Committee believes that the current Portishead Line reopening project is a ‘no-brainer’ and it should proceed without delay.
The reopened line will not only relieve the long-standing congestion in and around Portishead, Pill and the Gordano villages, but also automatically provide a suitable future track pathway if Tram-Trains are ever adopted as a wider Bristol area mass transport solution.
Read PRG Committee's Policy Statement on the topic here >>