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House of Commons Hansard
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Wellington Railway Station
09 May 2016
Volume 609

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The petition relates to a railway station for Wellington and has 402 signatures. The petition declares that

“a new railway station in Wellington in the constituency of Taunton Deane should be opened”.

Following is the full text of the petition;

[The petition of residents of Taunton Deane,

Declares that a new railway station in Wellington in the constituency of Taunton Deane should be opened; further that this project has a local support from residents and businesses; further that the rapidly expanding town is experiencing high volumes of road congestion and that a rail link could help alleviate this and improve local air quality whilst at the same time improving rural transport networks in the area; and further that Taunton Deane Borough Council have committed £40,000 to a feasibility study and pending commitment from the other involved partners we seek the support of the Department of Transport through the New Station Fund.

The petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urges the Department for Transport to open a new metro style railway station in Wellington and support the feasibility study.

And the petitioners remain, etc.]

[P001692]