Langport (Wikipedia) is a town in Somerset located 14.5 miles north east of Taunton.

Transition Langport‘s Community Transport Task Force proposes the creation of a new Langport station on the site of the former Langport East station, situated between Taunton and Castle Cary, which closed in 1962 (a year before the publication of the Beeching report).

On 2 July 2020, the Department for Transport published an initial list of proposed railway reopenings that will receive funding from its Restoring Your Railway Fund. The purpose of this award is to enable promoters to progress their proposals towards developing a business case.

The list includes a scheme titled “a new station for Langport and Somerton area”. Jack has been unable to determine whether the proposed station is located in Langport or Somerton, which are five miles apart. Somerton is closer to the towns of Street and Glastonbury, as you can see on the map below. Likewise, it is not known whether the successful proposal was submitted by Transition Langport or another promoter.

Langport, Somerton and surrounding area

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Further reading

Beeching Reversal – New Station For Langport And Somerton Area, by The Anonymous Widower

Department for Transport – Restoring Your Railway Fund

New Station Proposal, by David Warburton, MP for Somerton & Frome (2016)

Somerset District and Circle line, promoted by Transition Langport