Plans and Events

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GO-OP Co-operative aims to be the first co-operatively owned train operating company in the UK. But our ambitions go beyond being an operator of time-tabled train services on the National Rail Network.

GO-OP supports car clubs and investigates bus links to enable communities to access sustainable transport options. GO-OP is a Multistakeholder Co-operative (Somerset Rules), I&PS registered with the FCA MS30978R.

Our flagship Mainline Rail route is a 1 train per 2 hours service between Taunton – Nuneaton, in order to provide hourly departures for all stations on the route and improved connectivity between the west country and the west midlands. We are currently putting together a package of materials to underpin the Track Access Application, including a demand forecast and a description of the safety management system, supported by a detailed operational analysis.

Ultra-light rail - we support Lightweight Community Transport in developing innovative rail services on branch lines in Devon, Shropshire and Wiltshire.

Forthcoming events:

Thursday March 21st at the Albemarle Centre, Taunton TA1 1BA

1800 - 1930 Introducing GO-OP's new rail services for the West and Midlands

Thursday April 4th Frome venue tbc

1530 - 1700 Co-operative entrepreneurship in transport: be part of GO-OP's sustainable transport revolution

Thursday 6th June at Bridge House, Westbury BA13 4HR

1100 Stakeholder briefing 1400 AGM