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Green light for plan to re-open Portishead to Bristol line

Deniz Huseyin
30 November 2022
A design of how Pill railway station could look as part of the new plans. Credit: MetroWest
A design of how Pill railway station could look as part of the new plans. Credit: MetroWest

Plans to rebuild the abandoned Portishead to Bristol line have received development consent from transport secretary Mark Harper.

The cost of restoring the line, which was closed to passengers in 1964, was initially set at £116.4m. However, the cost of the project has risen to £152m, creating a funding gap of £35.6m.

To help plug this gap, The West of England Combined Authority has provided another £10m, North Somerset Council offered an extra £10m and the DfT the...

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