Bufferstop wrote:That was station number 3 for Portishead and there have been rumblings and mutterings about building station number 4, as they demolished number 3 just as the place started growing, now they are all complaining about how long it takes to get into Bristol of a morning. total lack of foresight as usual.
I think they complaints about closure started the day passenger services where taken away. Apparently it was fairly well used...
roganty wrote:As part of "MetroWest" they are going to reopen the line into Portishead and build a new station.
Due to either luck or good planning the line has been left unbuilt on, and they have left a space for the new station.
(From the other side of the river Avon)
Yes, the line has been 5 years away from reopening ever since it closed to passengers! The local council has doggedly blocked attempts to build on the land the BR station was on to keep options open but railtrack won't allow a level crossing over a road that crossed the line so the current plan is a basic single track with bufferstop and bus shelter... recently repromised to come about 5 years away!
Anthony, as a local have you seen the preservation group reopening the Berkeley branch line? I just signed up as volunteer!