The reopened line will include a new station at Pill.
Delays due to the coronavirus crisis mean the first trains on the reopened Portishead line will not run until December 2024. “The development consent order examination for MetroWest phase one has commenced five months later than expected, causing a knock-on delay to the overall delivery program timescales.” – Councillor James Tonkin, North Somerset Council’s executive member for transport.
Source: Opening of Portishead railway line now delayed until 2024, by Stephen Sumner, on BristolLive website (November 2020).
Trains along the reopened line will operate between Portishead and Bristol Temple Meads, with two trains per hour in each direction. The line will be operated by Great Western Railway.
Studies have shown that it is not feasible to build a new Ashton Gate station as part of MetroWest Phase 1, although a new station at Ashton Gate remains within the MetroWest new stations package.
The West of England Joint Transport Board has stated that implementing MetroWest Phase 1 will not rule out options for an Ashton Gate station. Network Rail has also confirmed that the scheme will be future-proofed to enable a new station to be developed when the funding and business case allow.
Source: Travelwest (view).
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Opening of Portishead railway line now delayed until 2024, by Stephen Sumner, on BristolLive website (November 2020)