View of Radstock Station, 1976
Frome Station, 1950
Welcome to the NSRC
The North Somerset Railway is an exciting new rail link which will put Radstock firmly back on the map by re-connecting the town with the national rail network at Frome, in Somerset, UK. Unlike many disused railway lines, much of the track is still in place and can be re-used once it has been overhauled and the necessary infrastructure put in place. The line was originally opened in 1854 and closed in the early 1980s.
The North Somerset Railway will not only greatly improve transport options for local people, it will also offer unrivalled opportunities for tourism and leisure, with steam trains in the summer and holiday periods. It will also provide a cyclepath, picnic areas and nature walks, plus educational opportunities.
The line falls within the proposed extension to the existing Mendip Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and will provide the ideal way to appreciate these beautiful surroundings.
The railway is projected to form part of the regeneration of Radstock, and the company have submitted their own plans for the starting point of the railway. The station would be situated in heart of the town. Further stations will be constructed along the eight mile line, with the ultimate aim of joining the existing rail network at Frome. The project has much support from many groups of people, and we are encouraged by the latest news.
PLEDGE YOUR SUPPORT FOR AN APPROPRIATE TRANSWILTS TRAIN SERVICE
North Somerset Railway believe that an improved train service Swindon - Salisbury would provide a greater opportunity for access to Radstock when a line is built.
GWR NEWS BULLETIN
RailFuture are now petitioning against the loss of the Radstock to Frome rail link. In the following excerpt from an interview with local radio station GWR, their spokesman, Bruce Williamson, said that other re-opened rail links have been very successful.