North Somerset Railway Company Limited

Aims and Objectives

Typical type of rolling stock which will be in use between Radstock and Frome
Typical type of rolling stock which will be in use between Radstock and Frome

Aim

To reintroduce in a safe and professional manner the Heritage railway operation between Radstock and Frome, providing a platform for the reintroduction of a community partnership passenger railway offering journey opportunities to the national passenger network.

Objectives

Project Overview

It is the NSR's intention to reintroduce the service along the length of the line between Radstock and Frome in a phased manner. This will not be from one end working towards the other as the condition of the infrastructure in a variety of places does not lend itself to this approach. In order to A) generate interest and drive up patronage, and B) increase the opportunity for additional grant funding, there is a clear need to commence operations from a central point which has been identified as Mells Road. The initial phase of the operation will be Mells Road to Mells. There will at the same time be preparatory works in the Radstock area ready for the line link up in 2018.

Proposed track layout for our Operation at Mells Road
Proposed track layout for our Operation at Mells Road
Proposed phased reintroduction of service along the line
Proposed phased reintroduction of service along the line

Latest Update

There is a lot going on behind the scenes and we intend making our activities more public in the near future. Some key activities currently underway are: