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Our Plan

Most towns in Somerset and Wiltshire have train stations already, but they often have limited services and don’t connect well to each other. Many of the trains passing through are the fast services to London, with only a couple of local stops.

Since 1992, it has been possible to introduce ‘Open Access’ services that are additional to the main rail franchises, and that is what we want to do.

We have a pending application with the Office of Rail and Road for a Track Access Application and are confident that we can do what it takes to get the application approved.

We are hoping to get a decision from the ORR early next year, however to keep us going, we need more investment.

Community Shares

The investment Go-op is currently offering are Community Shares.
Community shares are a special kind of shares that Co-operatives and Community Benefit Societies can issue. They are withdrawable but not transferable, and cannot be traded. Unlike shares in other companies, shares in a co-operative entitle you to a vote in general meetings on the basis of one member, one vote.
In our co-operative, we also have some extra rules on voting to make sure that everyone’s interests are protected.

Any investment made is a full risk and must be done based on the information in our Share Offer Document below. If you would like to invest, please use the Join as a member form below. You can also request a copy of the full business plan.
As well as interest, currently between 6-10% depending on amount invested, shares in Go-op qualify for EIS Tax Relief.
Interest is credited as further share capital.

We don’t want people to invest more than they can afford, so we are open to small investments as well as large, and have an option for making smaller monthly investments rather than doing it all in one go.
We understand that at this early stage, investment might be too risky for some people. We also have an option for pledging to invest once we have either received regulatory approval, or started running trains.

If you have any other questions about investing with us, please get in touch via the contact information below.

About Us

Go-op Co-operative Limited is a co-operative society registered with the FCA (no. 30678R).
Go-op Learn Limited is a charitable community benefit society registered with the FCA (no. 8463).

Get In Touch
0300 456 2265

C/o Somerset Co-op Hub, 10 East Reach, Taunton, TA13EW