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Branch line frequency cut to bring MetroWest costs down

RAIL

Andrew Forster
05 January 2018
 

Network Rail and local authorities in the Bristol area have cut the cost of the MetroWest phase one rail package but only by cutting planned train frequencies on a re-opened branchline.

Phase one of MetroWest will deliver half-hourly services on the Bristol-Severn Beach and Bristol-Bath Spa lines, and restore Bristol to Portishead services by re-opening the branch to Portishead in North Somerset. 

Last March the estimated cost of the works mushroomed from £58.1m to a range of...

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