Cost tripled to restore Portishead rail service
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Cost triples to restore Portishead to Bristol rail service

Plans to restore a disused railway must be scaled back as the estimated project cost has tripled.

The West of England Partnership say the original £58m proposal has now risen to "between £145m and £175m".

The project was expected to provide a half-hourly service between Portishead and Bristol Temple Meads but will now aim to provide an hourly service.

It's expected to provide economic benefit and relieve congestion at Junction 21 and the local area. It is now expected to be completed in 2021 - a year later then planned.

  • 09 Mar 2017