A renewed call has been made for an update on plans to restore a Somerset railway station.

This week in the Commons Chamber, Sarah Dyke, Liberal Democrat MP for Somerton and Frome, made an appeal to Jacob Young MP, the Minister for Levelling Up.

Ms Dyke requested Mr Young's backing to bring crucial rail connections to the Somerton and Langport area.

Langport and Somerton, originally serviced by the Taunton to Castle Cary line, lost their stations due to the notorious Beeching cuts in the 1960s.

In February 2022, the Langport Transport Group, supported by its stakeholders, including Somerset Council, proposed a strong case for a new station to the Department for Transport.

It advised that the process should continue on to its next phase.

Since July 2022, the group has anxiously awaited an update on their proposal.

Ms Dyke posed the question: "In the Somerton and Langport area, we have been without a train station since the 1960s.

"The Langport Transport Group’s joint proposal with Somerset Council has not received an update to their bid to the Restoring Your Railway Fund since July 2022.

"Will the Minister provide an update and support me to bring much-needed rail connections to the area?"

The government's are yet to respond to the matter.