A CRUNCH public meeting where the feasibility of restarting a train service between Minehead and Taunton is to be held later this month.

West Somerset Railway (WSR)'s Chris Austin has announced he will meet the Minehead Rail Link campaign at a public meeting being held at Minehead Old Hospital at 7pm on Tuesday, October 30.

Mr Austin will represent West Somerset Railway's view on the matter and answer questions from the public.

Cllr Benet Allen, a key member of the Rail Link Group, said: "It promises to be an interesting discussion.

"We intend to work with the West Somerset Railway, not against them, to give the best of both worlds - the steam trains that Minehead is famous for, and the rail service that the town and its visitors need."

The matter has caused some controversy in recent months with objectors claiming the Minehead Rail Link Group does not have a fully costed plan.

However, Alex de Mendoza, who has spearheaded the campaign says: "No questions are off the table - but we do not have all the answers yet.

"We are here to build a campaign and this is just the start of the journey.

"Like the old British Rail advert said: "We're getting there".

For more information see the Minehead Rail Link Group Facebook page.