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First co-operatively owned rail service on track for Wiltshire

An ambitious move to launch the UK’s first co-operatively managed rail service in the South West has moved a step closer.

Bristol-based Go-op has handed in a formal application to run new rail services in Somerset and Wiltshire following planning over the past 12 years.

Go-Op has applied to the Office of Rail and Road to run services between Taunton and Westbury, starting in autumn 2023.

This will see ten departures a day, improving the service levels in growing market towns such as Frome and Melksham.

Read the rest at Wiltshire Times


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