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Somerset and District Circle Line - Langport Transport Group

Area: Somerset
Interests: Rail

This environmentally-minded group is seeking to encourage the commissioning of a feasibility study into the reopening of a railway station on the Great Western mainline in South Somerset for the Langport and Somerton area. 

The 1960s closures of stations on the section between Castle Cary and Taunton means a gap of 27 miles between stations. A rudimentary analysis of the 2016/17 Office of Rail and Road passenger figures for the four closest mainline stations to Langport i.e. Taunton, Castle Cary, Crewkerne and Yeovil Junction, suggests it's not unreasonable to expect about 90,000 journeys year from a suitably sited station. This will mean reduced carbon emissions, greater economic opportunities for travel to work and study as well as leisure benefits for residents and tourists. David Warburton, MP, is lending his support.

We welcome the involvement of anybody to join our campaign. We meet most first Thursdays at 7.30pm in Eli's  - The Rose and Crown pub, Huish Episcopi except for January. Please email to check before making a special journey. We are a very eclectic and inclusive group and you will be sure of a warm welcome.

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