Portishead-Bristol line restoration gets funding boost [BBC News]





Date: 09/04/2019

A plan to reopen a rail link between Portishead and Bristol is set to receive more than £31m in funding from the government. The Portishead branch line shut in 1964 but is now part of a project which aims to reopen the line to passenger services by 2021. The scheme is being led by North Somerset Council and the West of England Combined Authority.


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Funding boost for railway line restoration
Current railway line

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A council leader says the Portishead-Bristol line is "vital for north Somerset and the region".

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The future of Bristol looks on as Freightliner 66560 passes Ashton Gate on the Portishead branch with a loaded coal train from Portbury import terminal on the morning of 9 February 2010. The probable destination in this case is Rugeley power station.
Location: Ashton Gate
Company: Bristol and Portishead Pier and Railway
09/02/2010 Peter Todd
EWS 66016 running west light engine towards Portbury coal import terminal on 9 February 2010.
Location: Clifton Bridge
Company: Bristol and Portishead Pier and Railway
09/02/2010 Andy Kirkham
This new station in Portishead, photographed in the summer of 1960, had a life of only ten years, (1954-1964). It was built to replace the previous station (shared with the Weston, Clevedon and Portishead light railway) which had been closed to make way for a new power station.
Location: Portishead
Company: Bristol and Portishead Pier and Railway
/07/1960 John Thorn