West Somerset Railway

Corporate Information

The West Somerset Railway is operated by the West Somerset Railway PLC, which leases the line and buildings from Somerset County Council under a long lease currently expiring in 2088.

The West Somerset Railway is operated by the West Somerset Railway PLC, which leases the line and buildings from Somerset County Council under a long lease currently expiring in 2088.

The company employs about 50 staff, and has around 1000 active volunteers. It is supported by a number of related organisations operating on the railway, who with representative of the local authorities and volunteers comprise the Partnership Development Group.

The members of the Board are:

  • Ian Coleby (Chairman)
  • Frank Courtney (Vice Chairman) 
  • Geoff Pateman (Staff Development)
  • Ric Auger (Infrastructure)
  • Geoff Evens 
  • The General Manager, Paul Conibeare, 
  • Richard Maw Finance Director. 

The senior management team comprises:

  • Dave Horton (Head of Mechanical Engineering)
  • Mark Hill (Head of Commercial)
  • Richard Jones (Head of Operating)
  • John Robinson (Head of HR)
  • Andrew Young (Head of Infrastructure Engineering)

 

Partnership Development Group Minutes

The minutes from the latest PDG meeting can be found here

Further Information