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 Seaward level crossing in Minehead located before the railway station was closed when it was found that the existing half-barrier, controlled automatically by trains, was worn out and could fail, causing a dangerous situation. The condition of the crossing needs to be improved due to the high volume of traffic on the road that has increased over the last 20 years,
Anyone who wishes to enjoy the railway journey needs 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 👇
Thank you to everyone who signed our petition to Somerset County Council asking that the crossing is fixed before the summer begins.