TO try and encourage more locals to use the line, West Somerset Railway (WSR) has launched an 'affordable' annual pass.

The railway have been working behind the scenes to improve their offering to the local community.

It has been felt that more needed to be done to encourage the local community to use their services.

WSR head of commercial services Mark Hill said: “The local residents to the West Somerset Railway are extremely important to us.

"Upon receiving feedback from mediums such as social media, we realised that local residents make up only a few of our visitors each year, and more needed to be done to encourage people in the local area to use our services."

The Annual Pass is being offered at an introductory rate for its first year at just £62 per adult pass and £129 for a family pass.

Mr Hill added: "We are thrilled with the take up on our passes so far.”

It is hoped the Annual Pass will also provide a boost for adjoining attractions such as Dunster Castle, Doniford Farm and Cleeve Abbey

For more details on the Annual Pass visit, call 01643 704996 or email