Portishead Branch Line – MetroWest Phase 1

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Portishead Branch Line - MetroWest Phase 1

Received 19 February 2020
From Colin Howells


Portishead is town with nearly 30,000 residents with only one main road, the A369, leading in and out of the town. This road leads to a motorway junction, Jct 19 of the M5. Any serious incident on the motorway or the A369 can cause tailbacks back into the town High Street. An alternative travel route out of Portishead is essential. The railway line is in place and rebuilding the track to take passenger traffic is vital both for the improvement of the environment and to connect Portishead to the national rail network.