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News of the upcoming rail trials between Taunton and Bishops Lydeard - allowing train travel between the County Town and Minehead - should be welcomed by all of us.

Rail travel should be a key part of all our futures.

With the need to address climate change growing each day, we all need to find new ways to go about our business, and rail travel could be the heart of that.

More affordable, more comprehensive and more reliable service could be a real game changer for our carbon footprints.

As the old phrase goes - Let the train take the strain. Who knows where the trials could take us?

It could be that soon, we are all enjoying the electric train travel to the seaside on sunny days, or commuting from West Somerset to Taunton for work each morning, enjoying a book as we get there, instead of sitting in traffic at the Cross Keys roundabout.

Not only is it good for our planet - Its good for our souls too.

Printed in the County Gazette Page 18 11/07/2019

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