Land train plans for Weston

A FUTURISTIC land train could become the new way for shoppers and workers to get around Weston.

A FUTURISTIC land train could become the new way for shoppers, visitors and workers to get around Weston.

The train would travel past the Sovereign Centre, up the Boulevard and possibly along the town centre’s pedestrian streets.

Weston’s mayor, Cllr John Ley-Morgan, has formed a think tank’ committee to find out how much support the project, which will cost between £100,000-300,000, would get from the public and the authorities.

Committee member Terry Gilbert said: “The mayor is desperately trying to resurrect the idea of a park and ride system with a bit of a difference. It would be a lot of fun for any kids that use it.

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“The train would be able to carry 60 passengers, each paying a fare of around £1, and they would be able to get on and off at a number of destinations.”

Mr Gilbert, aged 62, said: “We are currently at the very early stages of the project but originally the plan was for the train to run every half an hour from a town car park.”

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The idea for a land train was initially put forward a year ago but was rejected by a highways committee.

Mr Gilbert said: “I think the train would ease the problem of parking in the town centre and also reduce the amount of traffic.”

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