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« Reply #330 on: August 11, 2020, 12:58:45 pm »

My previous post applies to the Portishead reopening and not the Metrowest project itself which was conceived and has done nothing but strangle the locals in their efforts to reopen the Portishead line.
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« Reply #331 on: August 13, 2020, 12:49:48 pm »

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‘Inevitable’ delays push MetroWest opening date back to 2024

A delay to the MetroWest scheme will see its opening date pushed back to 2024.

The project, which will reconnect the railway line between Portishead, Pill and Ashton Junction in Bristol, has been pushed back as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Portishead Railway Group (PRG) previously advised that the service would be in operation in December 2023, but it has now confirmed the coronavirus pandemic has ‘unavoidably’ pushed its reopening into 2024.

PRG committee member for programme and infrastructure Dave Chillistone said: “There is a delay with the DCO (Driver Controlled Operation) examination process by approximately four months, and MetroWest is currently working out if this translates as a linear four-month delay to the project.

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“The previous programme saw the service reopening in 2023, and even a one-month delay would push the project into 2024, so it’s not as dire as it seems.
Source: North Somerset Times
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« Reply #332 on: August 13, 2020, 01:50:28 pm »

Oh well. 2027 it is then...
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« Reply #333 on: August 13, 2020, 05:13:14 pm »

I expect to be travelling on a high-speed direct line from Montpelier to Montpelier (UK (United Kingdom) to Vermont) before I can get a train to Portishead.
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« Reply #334 on: August 13, 2020, 07:40:21 pm »

I expect to be travelling on a high-speed direct line from Montpelier to Montpelier (UK (United Kingdom) to Vermont) before I can get a train to Portishead.

I shall go to Montpellier instead, and not just because I can catch a TGV (Train a Grande Vitesse) direct from Paris in 3½ hours.
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« Reply #335 on: August 13, 2020, 08:11:45 pm »

Might have trouble buying that triangular ticket on the Beach line! Grin
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