MetroWest Phase 1

The MetroWest Phase 1 project is proposing to re-open the Portishead rail line and enhance local passenger train services on the Severn Beach and Bath to Bristol lines. The plans include a new rail station at Portishead and the reopening of the former station at Pill.

Stage 2 Consultation on re-opening the Portishead branch line as part of MetroWest Phase 1 from 23 October to 4 December 2017

From the end of October 2017, we will be consulting for 6 weeks  on our plans to re-open the Portishead branch line and re-introduce passenger train services, as part of MetroWest Phase 1.

We are required to publish a Statement of Community Consultation (SOCC) which details how we are planning to consult during the consultation period. The SOCC can be viewed by clicking the link below:

More information about the consultation, including where you can view a hard copy of the SOCC, can be viewed by clicking the link below:

The Consultation Documents

You can find all our documents for the consultation from 23 October to 4 December 2017 for your review and comment by clicking the link below:

Preliminary Environmental Information Report (PEIR)

We are in the process of uploading the Preliminary Environmental Information Report (PEIR) to this website. The PEIR can be viewed by clicking the link below:
Please check back if the document you wish to view is not currently available.

MetroWest document archive

Historic documents about the MetroWest Phase 1 project – including the business case,  consultation reports and environmental information – can be viewed by clicking the link below:

Please note that some of the information in these historic documents has now been superceded and may be out of date.

Planning Inspectorate website

The Planning Inspectorate’s website also holds information on all individual DCO applications, including the re-opening of the Portishead branch line. Please click the link below to be taken to their website: