Portishead Pier Railway & Pier Company Bristol 1863 - 1884


Incorporated on 29 June 1863 to build a pier at Portbury and a 10-mile railway to the B&ER at Bedminster Downs. After the GWR absorbed the B&ER (1876), it worked the line for 40 per cent of receipts and later bought it under an Act of 14 August 1884, with effect from 1 July.