Rail engineers have begun working on the railway line near Portway Park and Ride to survey and assess the ground conditions for Portway Parkway railway station. They will use this work to inform the design of the new £2.23m station, which is due to be completed by 2019.
Bristol City Council secured £1.67m from the government’s New Stations Fund to make the project possible after working with Network Rail on developing the project.
The newly formed West of England Combined Authority and the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is supporting the project by providing some of the additional funding required to deliver the station, as well as wider investment to better link the new station to the Park & Ride site.
The current estimated cost of the project is £2.63m which includes £2.23m for delivering the rail infrastructure plus funding to make improvements to the Park & Ride site to accommodate the station, including a new amenity building to benefit both rail and bus passengers.