Bristol City Council and Network Rail are working together to build a new railway station at Portway Park & Ride in Shirehampton.
Construction of the new station got underway early in 2022 and it is expected to open later this year.
Portway Park & Ride will be the first new railway station to be delivered as part of the MetroWest programme, and the first new station to be launched in Bristol since Parson Street station was opened in 1927.
When it opens, the station will be served by the recently improved half-hourly services between Bristol Temple Meads and Severn Beach. It will complement the existing Park & Ride bus service and be a useful extra transport option for the local community, as well as providing Park & Ride users from further afield a rail option to destinations along the Severn Beach line or for onward travel on the wider rail network from Bristol Temple Meads.
The £4.2m project is being jointly funded by Bristol City Council, the West of England Combined Authority, and the Department for Transport, with additional funding from Network Rail.
02/02/2022: Work starts on new railway station for Bristol
Construction of a brand-new railway station to link Portway Park & Ride with the Severn Beach railway line has got underway.
Bristol City Council commissioned Network Rail to produce a GRIP 2 study to assess options for a new railway platform and associated station facilities at the Portway Park and Ride site.
The station would provide Park and Ride users with an alternative mode of transport to the existing bus service.
The report can be viewed below.
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The West of England Combined Authority is working in partnership with DfT, Bath and North East Somerset Council, Bristol City Council, North Somerset Council, South Gloucestershire Council and Network Rail to deliver new and more frequent rail services across the region.