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ANOTHER WELCOME VISITOR FOR THE RAILWAY GALA

Published: 29th April 2022

 The West Somerset Railway has announced the arrival of another visiting locomotive for the Gala…

Rail safety system demonstration shows importance of agile innovation

Published: 6th April 2022

New train technology is being demonstrated to stakeholders that could make the UK rail network safer for track maintenance workers, train crews and passengers. Thales is working with Network Rail and the West Somerset Railway (WSR) to run a live demonstration of its Train Protection and Warning System - Continuous Supervision (TPWS-CS). An audience representing Network Rail, RAIB, ORR, supply chain, train operating companies and rolling stock owners will observe the digital, in-cab system put through its paces in real world scenarios on the 7th of April.

APPOINTMENT OF GENERAL MANAGER

Published: 25th February 2022

Following a detailed appointment process and interview, the Board of the West Somerset Railway are delighted…

The Platform Newsletter Feb 22

Published: 16th February 2022

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WSR- Update

Published: 2nd February 2022

‚??The railway is ready to begin operating from March 19 with celebrations marking our trains running to Minehead again. I want to thank our whole team who have worked tirelessly over the winter to achieve a wonderfully-prepared railway for everyone to enjoy.‚?Ě

West Somerset Railway back on track this year

Published: 12th January 2022

The West Somerset Railway, Britain’s longest heritage line, had a far better year in 2021 than…

WEST SOMERSET RAILWAY ANNOUNCES THE RELEASE OF ADDITIONAL SERVICES FOR 2021 CHRISTMAS TRAINS PROGRAMME WITH A DIFFERENCE

Published: 29th October 2021

Due to popular demand, the West Somerset Railway (WSR) has announced additional dates for its new Winterlights…

WSR HOSTS OPEN MORNING FOR PROSPECTIVE NEW VOLUNTEERS TO HELP BOOST ITS WORKFORCE

Published: 18th October 2021

Anyone who has ever considered becoming a volunteer heritage railway worker or maybe fulfilling childhood ambitions of getting actively involved in the romantic world of running steam trains will find a warm welcome awaits on the West Somerset Railway (WSR) at the end of this month when the 20-mile line holds an ‚??Open Morning‚?? for prospective new workers.

Fundraising Coordinator Vacancy

Published: 2nd October 2021

Fundraising Coordinator Vacancy