Last Tuesday was the first day of the re-instated through service from Swanage to Wareham, the culmination of 45-year old ambition of those involved with the Swanage Railway, local councils etc since B.R. closed the branch in January 1972. The trains will run initially for a 2-year experimental period. Being such a historically significant event […]

SERUG Offical Launch Thursday, April 6th

SERUG (Salisbury to Exeter Rail Users Group ) is a body set up to look at the line strategically and make recommendations to the train operator, Network Rail and Government. It will be officially launched on Thursday, April 6th at Yeovil Railway Centre, Yeovil Junction station from 16.30 till 18.30 and includes refreshments. Everyone is welcome. Tickets for […]

Blackmore Vale Line Community Rail Partnership hosts SW Trains Community Rail Conference

At the latest Community Rail Conference, members from South West Trains Community Rail Partnerships up and down the West of England line received a warm welcome from members of Friends of Templecombe Station and Friends of Gillingham Station. The first stop was Templecombe where Richard Kempton, Community Rail Liaison Manager for South West Trains, gave […]