Portishead Branch Line – MetroWest Phase 1

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Portishead Branch Line - MetroWest Phase 1

Received 16 January 2020
From Luke Bonham


The introduction of old diesel trains is now at odds with NSC declaration of a climate emergency and could be open to a legal challenge. Plans are being put in place to migrate away from fossil fuels to achieve net carbon and therefore all new projects must now take this into account. The only course of action would be for the new line to be electrified.