PREPARATIONS have been taking place before West Somerset Railway opens for the start of the new season this weekend.

Despite the wind and rain, permanent way department workers have been relaying track at the Bishops Lydeard station over the past few weeks.

Families can enjoy a journey on the railway for half price for the rest of this month.

Visitors booking in advance will receive 50% off each adult, senior and child Day Rover tickets for all RED Timetables.

Pre-book online at or call 01643-704996.