FoSBR event to show support for Portishead rail re-opening

Location of meeting point in Pill for FoSBR event to support Portishead rail re-opening (c)OpenStreetMap

Friends of Suburban Bristol Railways (FoSBR) are planning an event on Saturday June 18th at 11.15am to show support for Portishead rail re-opening. We’ll meet in Pill, on the green space between Underbanks and Watch House Road. Please come along and show your support.

FoSBR are very concerned about the latest twists and turns in the saga of Portishead railway. This is in the context of delays to the other MetroWest schemes and extensive rail funding cuts imposed by the Department for Transport.  

We want to send a clear message to WECA, the local authorities and government that we need the scheme to happen, along with the other parts of MetroWest.  

We have invited stakeholders and interested parties from North Somerset and Bristol, including councillors from along the route, campaigners and MPs.  

We will take some pictures for media and social media. The event will last less than an hour.  

Please feel free to forward this invitation to other interested parties – better that people are invited twice rather than not at all.  

The X4 bus between Bristol & Portishead stops near the Co-op on Heywood Road, which is a 5 minute walk from Underbanks.  First Bus timetables can be found below, but please catch an early bus as we have noticed some cancellations on this route in recent weeks.