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Joint Statement from West Somerset Railway PLC & The Somerset & Dorset Railway Trust Limited

Published: 6th November 2020

The West Somerset Railway PLC (PLC) and the Somerset and Dorset Railway Trust (S & DRT) can confirm that they have opened discussions regarding a new 10-year lease for the Trust to occupy the Washford site

The Platform Newsletter October 2020

Published: 30th October 2020

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Published: 27th October 2020

The West Somerset Railway is resuming train operations from 1st November 2020 between Minehead and Norton Fitzwarren. Whilst we are not yet open to the public, trains, including engineers on-track machines may run at any time, including during the hours of darkness.

West Somerset Railway secures significant Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage support from Government

Published: 9th October 2020

The West Somerset Railway (WSR) has announced today Friday 9 October that its recent application to the Department of Culture, Media and Sports DCMS Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage support has been successful. The Plc will now receive a grant of £865,000, all of which will help the 23-mile former GWR branch line recover from the enforced closure of the railway since March during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Appointment of Interim Operations Manager

Published: 5th October 2020

Appointment of Interim CME

Published: 5th October 2020

One Railway

Published: 25th September 2020

The Partnership Development Group (PDG) met yesterday to consider proposals from the PLC towards achieving 'One Railway' via a fundamental re-organisation of the PLC to create a parent charity, with the PLC operating as a subsidiary company. The meeting was also attended by John Bailey, architect of the recent report recommending these changes.

Interim Lead Civil Engineer appointment

Published: 20th September 2020

WSR Shared Vision

Published: 17th September 2020

WSR Shared Vision -September 2020. John Bailey.  Independent Assessor. WSR – Achieving the…