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Reconnecting Bishops Lydeard to Taunton Working Group

Published: 24th May 2022

With the increasing national interest in both station and line reopenings on the national network, a partnership working group has been established to explore the possibility of reconnecting Bishops Lydeard on the West Somerset Railway to Taunton for the purpose of reinstating scheduled trains.

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…


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.

Board Director Vacancies

Published: 10th December 2019

WSR bid to link with Taunton in 2019

Published: 2nd November 2018

The West Somerset Railway has submitted proposals to Great Western Railway for a shuttle train service…

Press Release - WSR Plc Board

Published: 23rd August 2018

The West Somerset Railway PLC Board met this morning, Thursday 23rd August, and it was agreed that Ian…

The Friends of Minehead Station

Published: 9th February 2018

The Friends of Minehead Station (FoMS) now have a page on Facebook at facebook.com/fomswsr. The…

53809 to depart the West Somerset Railway

Published: 16th January 2018

53809’s hire contract on the West Somerset Railway expired at the end of December and it has now…

Shortage of Steam Haulage

Published: 10th July 2017

We have a shortage of steam haulage tomorrow (Tuesday 11th July 2017). We are doing our best to minimize…