Jeremy Browne hears West Somerset Railway plans after record-breaking summer

Jeremy Browne hears West Somerset Railway plans after record-breaking summer

Jeremy Browne hears West Somerset Railway plans after record-breaking summer

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TAUNTON Deane MP Jeremy Browne heard plans to make West Somerset Railway even more successful when he visited Bishops Lydeard Station following a record-breaking summer.

He said: “The WSR continues to attract more passengers year after year – 2013 has seen new records set with extra visitors also attracted over the summer by the sunny weather.

“Maintaining the WSR is hugely expensive – it costs almost £1,000,000 to fully refurbish a single steam engine – so it’s vital for the WSR to attract strong visitor numbers to remain financially viable.

“It also depends on the dedication and goodwill of thousands of volunteers, many of whom live in Taunton Deane.

“I’m delighted that the WSR is being imaginatively managed with new ideas for the future.

“One proposal is to enhance the station facilities at Bishops Lydeard.

“A longer-term possibility is for a regular timetable of diesel trains joining Bishops Lydeard to Taunton and beyond which could be used by commuters as well as leisure travellers.”

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9:27am Mon 14 Oct 13

nat_11 says...

Jeremy Brown YOU ARE FIRRRRRREDD!

goes to show that your opinions are not popular to the majority!

haha that made my day !

now I'm going to leave it for the wingers and moaners of the site :)
Jeremy Brown YOU ARE FIRRRRRREDD! goes to show that your opinions are not popular to the majority! haha that made my day ! now I'm going to leave it for the wingers and moaners of the site :) nat_11
  • Score: 11

2:22pm Mon 14 Oct 13

Tinhharris says...

Sorry to point this out but you are the only moaner and winger (is that how it is spelt?) so far! Who voted him in then?
Sorry to point this out but you are the only moaner and winger (is that how it is spelt?) so far! Who voted him in then? Tinhharris
  • Score: 1

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