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Rural rail and road services 'being looked at'

Somerset County Council's HQ in Taunton

A consultation is underway into public transport across Somerset.

The county council says its draft Passenger Transport Strategy sets out 'more ambitious aims for bus and rail travel'.

Councillor John Woodman, Somerset County Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport, said: "In a big rural county like Somerset it's often not viable for commercial services to operate, so public transport is always a challenge.

"This document sets out these challenges but also highlights our ambitious aims to work with partners to find creative solutions and keep our communities connected.

"We very much value your feedback so please do read through the strategy and let us know what you think so we can take your views on board.”

"The strategy will provide guidance for partners and help inform conversations with Government departments, operators and other key stakeholders about the issues faced in our area.

It will also help when it comes to applying for funding from Central Government and, most importantly, it will set out the strategic direction of public transport in Somerset for residents.

"The consultation is now open and runs until Sunday 23 September. 

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