Transport Secretary says reopening Portishead rail link is a "key priority"

The Secretary of State for Transport, Chris Grayling has written to Dr Liam Fox MP with confirmation that delivery of MetroWest and the Portishead railway continues to be a priority.

Dr Liam Fox wrote to Chris Grayling last week to ask for an update on the project following extensive speculation in the media that the project had funding difficulties and may be cancelled.  Dr Liam Fox said “This is reassuring confirmation that the Portishead railway is a priority and is continuing to move forward.”

The letter from Chris Grayling is attached.



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