County Gazette Comments - Trains Should Take Strain

News of the upcoming rail trials between Taunton and Bishops Lydeard - allowing train travel...

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Shuttle trains will run between Taunton and the West Somerset Railway

TRAINS will run between Taunton and Bishops Lydeard from later this month as part of an experiment to link up...

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GWR and West Somerset Railway

Hello Mark Thanks for your email detailing the Bishops Lydeard Shuttles.

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West Somerset Railway main-line shuttle trial to start

THE new trial Great Western Railway diesel rail-car shuttle service linking the national rail...

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Railway facing up to ‘darkest hour’

POOR decision-making by West Somerset Railway’s top management has led to years of financial...

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The promised Bishops Lydeard/Taunton shuttle confirmed

Taunton Link for WSR 2019 The WSR and GWR are together providing a rail link between Taunton and...

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West Somerset Railway PLC announces re-structure of Board

The West Somerset Railway (WSR) PLC is pleased to announce a complete re-structuring of its...

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Target Taunton

Target Taunton: an update on the current position WSR Chris Austin has kindly provided an update...

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Let’s have something positive from MRLG

I spent a long weekend working with the WSR’s staff and other volunteers to deliver the 40th...

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PERIODIC INTERNAL UPDATE - 7 JUNE 2019

MINEHEAD RAIL LINK GROUP Campaigning for a Minehead – Taunton community rail service. PERIODIC...

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‘Wall of silence’ over railway shuttle trial

A trail-blazing trial shuttle service linking the national rail network with West Somerset Railway - due...

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TAUNTON - BISHOPS LYDEARD SERVICE

Hi All, I have for the umpteenth time tried to contact GWR to find out what’s happening with the...

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rail link trial between Taunton and Bishops Lydeard

Questions answered about the rail link trial between Taunton and Bishops Lydeard

A TRIAL of railway services that will link Minehead and Taunton is set to leave the station next...

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Railway’s £250,000 appeal for new track

Railway’s £250,000 appeal for new track

MOST of the West Somerset Railway’s 22 miles of track is “at the very end of its serviceable life” and in...

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Rail group aims are not fantasies

With respect to Robin White’s letter (Free Press April 24), I agree with her that WSR, and in...

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Taunton – Bishops Lydeard Experimental Service

We were delighted to learn of the go-ahead for the experimental Taunton – Bishops Lydeard shuttle...

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New shuttle rail service on track

A TRAIL-BLAZING shuttle service which could be the forerunner of a Minehead-Taunton commuter link...

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Action against climate change

MINEHEAD Town Council is being asked to declare a climate emergency and take urgent action against climate...

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Heritage Railway Issue 252

This issue marks the end of the 20th year of Heritage Railway, coming two issues after our...

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Minehead Rail Link Group OPEN LETTER

Avondale, Martlet Road, Minehead TA24 5QD6 March 2019OPEN LETTERDear Mr Mayor, The journey from...

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A missed opportunity!

It is indeed a shame that during the proposed A358 road closure, in March, the WS Railway will...

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Let the Train Take the Strain

Alex de Mendoza’s letter (February 8) commented that West Somerset Railway had missed an...

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Rail Link an Absolute Priority

Last Friday’s (January 25) front page highlighted Minehead’s (and West Somerset’s) fragile...

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07/18 Minehead Rail Link Group News

This had been included on the agenda to try to ascertain the current position. It was known that...

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Rail Link Group to hold public meeting in Minehead

West Somerset Railway (WSR)’s Chris Austin has announced he will meet the Minehead Rail Link...

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West Somerset Railway could link to Taunton station under new plans

The West Somerset Railway is the longest heritage railway in England, running steam services...

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Minehead Town Council Supports Minehead Rail Link Plan

Minehead Town Council Supports Minehead Rail Link Plan

To Minehead Rail Link Group Minehead town council recognises the benefits of your initiative to...

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Volunteer plea as West Somerset Railway plans for the future

WEST Somerset Railway (WSR) has asked its stakeholders whether they believe funds should be sought so the...

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GWR Franchise Consultation Meeting

All group members may be interested in reading about the recent GWR franchise consultation meeting I...

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A HERITAGE RAILWAY FOR THE PEOPLE

Retired RMT rep and Minehead Rail Link Group press officer David Latimer says it is time to...

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Funds from the Somerset West Lottery

Minehead Rail Link Group is celebrating a new and optimistic breakthrough this week. We have been...

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Fresh optimism in Minehead to Taunton rail campaign

Fresh optimism in Minehead to Taunton rail campaign

CAMPAIGNERS calling for the railway line between Taunton and Mineheadto be reopened have fresh...

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Great Western rail franchise

IMPORTANT!!!!!!If you would like to influence government policy concerning the debate over a...

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The End of the Line

Recent announcements suggest policy-makers get the significance of transport in meeting wider...

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West Somerset remains bottom of Social Mobility Index

Caught in a spiral of ever-growing division WEST Somerset is again at the bottom of the latest...

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Grayling shakes up franchising and plans to overturn Beeching cuts

A new franchising model will be brought in, some old routes may be reopened, and more details have been...

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Rail lines shut during 1960s Beeching cuts could be reopened

Many towns and villages lost their rail links during the Beeching cuts - but the Government is...

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LOCAL RESIDENTS RAILCARD

West Somerset Railway are offering a Local Residents Railcard to allow locals cheaper rail travel.

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Swanage-Wareham rail line reconnection 'a success'

The first regular passenger train services to run between the mainline and a Dorset seaside resort for...

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Freight services on the proposed Minehead Rail Link

Observations on the opportunity to provide freight services on the proposed Minehead Rail Link....

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West Somerset needs a new community rail service!

OUR MANIFESTO!!! Minehead Rail Link Group has been campaigning for the introduction of a new...

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Minehead Council Backs Rail Link in Principle

MINEHEAD Town Council has agreed in principle that a viable fully-operational rail link with...

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A HERITAGE RAILWAY FOR THE PEOPLE

Introducing Minehead Rail Link Group . . . . . .  Ever since British Rail closed the Taunton -...

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MRLG STAND DURING ‘FLYING SCOTSMAN WEEK’

Week commencing 11 September saw us erecting our ‘fun tent’ outside Minehead Station during the...

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Minehead Rail Link Group

New Website Launch

We’re excited to announce that our new and refreshed website is live. The updated site includes...

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