Tourism is an essential part of Minehead and a core part of that is the West Somerset Railway which ends its journey in Minehead.
The level crossing on the line before train users reach the station has been closed because it has to be improved because of the high volumes of traffic now using the road. In future – instead of being automatically activated by an approaching train – the barriers will be operated from Minehead signal box.
At present, anybody who wishes to enjoy the railway and to go to Minehead has to take a shuttle bus from Dunster to Minehead!
As we begin to open up in time for the summer, it's critical the railway is open properly to take advantage of visitors to Minehead.
Local activist, Nicole Hawkins, explains further 👇
If you agree, please sign our petition below to Somerset County Council today asking that it be fixed before the summer begins.
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