Tag: Portishead Line

  • Bus/rail interchanges – the campaign continues

    Bus/rail interchanges – the campaign continues

    Earlier in 2022 FoSBR held an event in Filton and Lawrence Hill as part of a campaign to draw attention to poor quality bus/rail interchanges. As a result of this we met with an officer from the West of England Combined Authority (WECA) in June. This was a useful meeting where we had the opportunity…

  • Portishead DCO Granted

    Portishead DCO Granted

    On the 14th November 2022, the Secretary of State for Transport granted development consent to North Somerset Council’s application to restore passenger rail services to Portishead and Pill. As the explanatory note to the full Development Consent Order (DCO) explains: This Order authorises North Somerset District Council to construct a new railway on the formation…

  • MetroWest: slow progress

    MetroWest: slow progress

    In FoSBR’s Autumn 2022 newsletter , FoSBR member John Walker wrote a “Tale of two metros” comparing the Devon Metro with the Bristol area’s MetroWest project.  He made the point that the Devon Metro has raced ahead, whilst MetroWest plods forward making slow progress.  MetroWest continues to plod, and since September there have been updates…

  • Funding agreed for Portishead Railway

    Funding agreed for Portishead Railway

    On Friday 29th July the West of England Combined Authority (WECA) voted to allocate an additional £10m funding for MetroWest Phase 1 (Portishead Line). This money, from the Investment and Transforming Cities Fund, will bridge the latest funding gap and allow the project to proceed. Escalating costs Projected capital costs for the re-opening of the…

  • Portishead Railway: Just do it!

    Portishead Railway: Just do it!

    Councillors, residents and campaigners came to a FoSBR event to push home the message: Portishead Railway – Just do it!

  • FoSBR event to show support for Portishead rail re-opening

    FoSBR event to show support for Portishead rail re-opening

    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…

  • SevernNet Transport Charter

    SevernNet Transport Charter

    SevernNet is a not-for-profit enterprise that represents businesses and the community across the Royal Portbury Dock, Avonmouth, Severnside and Western Approach area (PAS). The PAS area is covered by 3 local authorities, Bristol City Council, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.  The local authorities acknowledge that the area is significant in terms of employment and regeneration…

  • Portishead railway: Yet another delay!

    Portishead railway: Yet another delay!

    The Secretary of State for Transport has announced a delay of up to six months in the decision on the Portishead railway Development Consent Order. This is ‘to allow further consideration of environmental matters’. The Department for Transport has subsequently asked North Somerset District Council to provide specific details concerning the carbon budget for the…

  • Bedminster station access

    Bedminster station access

    FoSBR’s Carol Durrant and Tim Weekes met Cllr Lisa Stone at Bedminster station to discuss nearby development, station access and future rail developments.

  • Bedminster Station

    Bedminster Station

    Bedminster Station could be a very useful transport hub. New development will create a large number of homes within walking distance, but access needs to be improved.