Tram system for Portishead railway line? How idea could reduce cost – and help MetroWest take off – Bristol Live

West of England Mayor Tim Bowles said the idea was discussed during a meeting with Transport Secretary Chris Grayling

A tram system could be introduced on the Portishead railway line in the hopes that it would reduce the cost of reopening the much sought-after passenger route.

West of England Mayor Tim Bowles said the idea was discussed during a meeting with Transport Secretary Chris Grayling about plans to improve rail services across the region.

Mr Bowles, who represents the West of England Combined Authority (Weca), said during the meeting it was agreed to “widen the scope” of the work already underway to re-open the Portishead line.

The scheme, officially called MetroWest phase one, has been plagued with uncertainty after failing to make little progress in the past 10 years. Tram system for Portishead railway line? How idea could reduce cost – and help MetroWest take off – Bristol Live

 

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