West Somerset Railway Association

Supporting the Heritage of The West Somerset Railway



Membership  of the West Somerset Railway Association is open to everyone.

Simply by joining the WSRA, and renewing your subscription each year, you will be directly helping to support the heritage and sustainability of the West Somerset Railway.  Please consider adding a donation and selecting the Gift Aid option.

All members have the right to attend and vote at WSRA general meetings. Members receive a copy of the WSR Journal four times a year and a 25% discount off the full price of travel, courtesy of the WSR PLC. There are also discounts available at some of the retail outlets along the line, including the WSRA(Promotions) shop on Bishops Lydeard Station.

When you join the Association the choice is entirely yours – you can simply keep in touch with events by reading the WSR Journal and visiting the line from time to time, or you can become actively involved with the WSRA’s activities. Volunteers are a vital part of the Railway, so please contact us if you would like to know more about working with us.

From January 2018 a new WSR working volunteer class of WSRA membership has been introduced.  The new reduced rate recognises the contribution working volunteers make to the railway and the travel concessions they already receive.  Working volunteer membership therefore does not include travel concessions or mailed Journals.  An electronic copy of the Journal is available and all communications will be electronic.

Join or Renew

With effect from 1 January 2018 WSRA membership fees are:

Adult (aged 16-64) £25

Two Adults* £38

Senior (aged 65  and over) £21

Two Seniors* £32

Student (aged 13 - 23 and in full time education) £10

Family* (2 adults and up to 2 children under 16) £46

NEW** - WSR working volunteer with current ID card £15

NEW**- Student WSR working volunteer with current ID card £5

* joint members must share address and contact details
** WSR working volunteer memberships DO NOT INCLUDE MAILED JOURNALS.  Access to an electronic version of the Journal will be available. A valid email address must be provided  and all communications will be electronic.



If you prefer to pay by cheque you may still download the Membership Application and Renewal Form and post it to us with your cheque payment.

Please allow 28 days to process your membership application.

Supporting the Heritage of The West Somerset Railway