THE West Somerset Railway got back on track today with the first trips of the season.

After a troubled period, dealing with financial problems and safety issues, the heritage line was running between Bishops Lydeard and Watchet throughout Saturday. 

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Hundreds used the services and WSR general manager, Paul Conibeare, said the day 'had a feelgood factor'.

"It's great to have the railway up and running again," he said.

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