About This Show
The Exmoor podcast is dedicated to the communities of Minehead and Exmoor. Our aim is to showcase the beautiful area in which we all live, to highlight the positive, interesting and creative businesses and people who work and thrive here and to report on poignant local issues which affect us.
Most Recent Episode
Episode 3 - David Latimer - MRLG
MRLG (MInehead Rail Link Group) is a campaign headed up by Alex de Mendoza and David Latimer for a rail service from Minehead and West Somerset to Taunton, Bristol and Cardiff. David is a former British Rail and GWR staff member and was a rep for the RMT (The National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers).
Minehead Railway Station History
Minehead Railway Station
Was closed in 1971 under the Beeching act.
WSR – West Somerset Railway re-opend it and ran its first train to Bishops Lydeard in December 1975
At 20 miles it’s the longest privately owned passenger rail line in Britain.
To find out more about the campaign click on this link http://www.mineheadraillinkgroup.org.uk/
The MLRG also has a Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Mineheadraillink/