Petition launched to re-open Somerset and Dorset Railway

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By abbie_glasto | Friday, January 11, 2013, 11:57

A man has launched a petition urging the Government to reopen the Somerset and Dorset Railway.

James Type is the spearheading the campaign, and his online petition asks "For the Government to consider reopening the Somerset and Dorset Railway, this is now a much needed transport link from north to south."

The railway, which closed to passengers in 1966, travelled from Bournemouth to Burnham-on-Sea via stops including Shepton Mallet, Glastonbury, Wells and Bridgwater.

So far, 79 people have signed the e-petition.

The petition closes in November. To sign, visit



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