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Taunton Station plan gets £4 million boost

Taunton Station will have a £4 million revamp Credit: ITV News West Country

The plan to refurbish Taunton Railway Station has received a huge boost with the announcement of a £4 million grant from the Local Growth Fund

Railway station project partners Taunton Deane Borough Council, Somerset County Council, Network Rail and First Great Western today welcomed the news which means the south side of the station complex redeveloped can now be finalised.

Leader of Taunton Deane, Cllr John Williams said: “The enhancement project will transform an ageing, tired and increasingly congested station into a proud, modern and welcoming environment for passengers, businesses and the wider public.

I am delighted with this news and determined that it will create a thriving new ‘quarter’ in Taunton, adjacent to the Firepool regeneration site where our plans are also coming together.”

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Rod Stewart plays Taunton

Thousands of people are expected in Taunton today to watch legendary rocker Rod Stewart perform a charity gig. Last minute preparations are being made at Somerset's county cricket ground for the event.

The concert is raising money for Somerset-based St Margaret's Hospice.

With heavy traffic expected in the area, Somerset County Council is providing extra park and ride bus services from both Taunton Gateway and Silk Mills sites.

Thousands of people are expected in Taunton today to watch legendary rocker Rod Stewart perform a charity gig. Credit: PA
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