Portway


Portway New Stations Fund bid submitted

Bristol City Council has submitted a bid to the second round of the New Stations Fund for £1.91m in November 2016. Total scheme cost is £2.63m. Network Rail will start work on the GRIP 3 report in January 2017. Construction is planned to start in 2018 with opening in May 2019.

A bid for £686,000 was submitted in round one of the New Station Fund. It was not successful.


Portway railway station update – September 2016

The following update is to be presented to the West of England Joint Transport Board on 9th September. Portway will be located on the Severn Beach branch line.

Network Rail will start work on the GRIP 3 report in September 2016. Positive feedback has been received on the Local Growth Fund bid of £2.2m towards the £2.63m cost of the station. The final bid was submitted at the end of July 2016 supported by new economic assessment work. Construction is planned to start in 2018 with opening in May 2019.