Don't miss a story sign up to the North Somerset Times FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

Council strikes land deal for Portishead railway station

PUBLISHED: 07:45 28 August 2016

An impression of what Portishead's new station will look like.

An impression of what Portishead's new station will look like.


Two small pieces of land have been purchased by North Somerset Council which will be used for the new Portishead railway line.

The authority has agreed to spend £65,000, plus £10,000 in legal fees, to buy 0.16 acres of land off Harbour Road and 0.12 acres off Quays Avenue. The total sum also includes lifting an overage agreement.

The land has been bought to help path the way for some alterations to Portishead.

Before the rail engineering works can begin, utilities need diverting and Quays Avenue must be ‘realigned’ – issues which the council believes will take four to six months to sort. The council was asked when these could potentially begin, but it failed to respond before the Times went to press.

It had been hoped the line would be up and running by May 2019. However, as previously reported by the Times, those schedules have been pushed back due to issues over designing the line, meaning it will be several months later before the track to Bristol is available.

North Somerset has previously estimated the line will be running by the end of 2019, while MetroWest which is overseeing the South West rail regeneration project suggests it will be ready ‘by mid-2020’.

Other News Stories

Yesterday, 15:00

Councillors in Nailsea are against plans to transform an office building into 56 flats due to the loss of employment space.

Read more
Yesterday, 13:00

North Somerset is home to the top coastal economy in the South, a new study has revealed.

Read more
Yesterday, 08:15

A Backwell road will be partially closed at the end of the month due to water works.

Read more
Yesterday, 06:13

Hundreds of people will march through Portishead today (Saturday) amid concerns for jobs in the town.

Read more
Fri, 20:00

A Clevedon woman has raised more than £2,000 for charity by shaving her hair off.

Read more
Fri, 16:00

An disused farm in Clevedon described as an ‘eyesore’ by residents could be transformed into a housing development.

Read more
Fri, 15:44

A further 22 probable sites for housing have been agreed by North Somerset Council as it seeks to comply with the Government’s orders

Read more
Fri, 14:11

Four people were arrested at Bristol Airport yesterday (Thursday) for offences relating to being drunk on board a plane.

Read more
Fri, 14:09

The public will be asked for their views on plans to provide extra protection for bats.

Read more
Fri, 11:02

Roadworks will be taking place in three villages over the coming weeks.

Read more

Most Read News

Read Online

Read the North Somerset Times e-edition E-edition

Local Weather

Heavy Rain

Heavy Rain

max temp: 19°C

min temp: 15°C

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Send Your Letters
Order Photos
Family notices
Reader Travel

Clevedon Tide report

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Show Job Lists

Local business directory

Somerset's trusted business finder

Find planning applications