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Campaign launched to reopen rural station platform in Grimstone

The BBC reports on a new campaign launched to reinstate a station platform to provide rural communities with "much-needed" public transport

Campaigners say villages surrounding Grimstone in Dorset would be "revolutionised" by a rail service.

A 500-signature petition to create a platform and request stop has been sent to Network Rail, West Dorset MP Chris Loder and Dorset Council.

Petition organiser Jack Bleasdale said: "This is a golden opportunity to give a much-needed public service to a network of villages that are desperate for it. With no bus service and taxi fares to Dorchester costing about £13 each way, there would be sufficient demand to make it work."

Full article:

The BBC - Campaign launched to reopen rural station platform in Grimstone

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