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West Somerset Railway gets Taunton link 40 years on

TRIAL DMU weekend services are to link the West Somerset Railway’s southern terminus of Bishops Lydeard with Taunton this summer.

Main line operator Great Western Railway (GWR) has awarded £60,000 from its Customer and Communities Improvement Fund for the Exmoor Gateway project, which is intended to link the national rail network at Taunton to the heritage line’s services at Bishops Lydeard.

West Somerset Railway chairman Jon Jones-Pratt said: “We welcome the chance to work with our colleagues on GWR to bring more

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