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27 October 2010

New rail service 'could boost Cotswold visitor numbers'

There could be more people who choose to stay in Cotswolds hotels if plans to improve the rail services in the area are given the go-ahead.

Cotswolds MP Geoffrey Clifton-Brown has confirmed that the council is in talks with Network Rail over plans to provide more reliable trains and extra services in the region in south-west England.

Proposals include doubling the rail line from Swindon to Kemble, which will improve railway services for commuters and encourage more visitors staying in accommodation in the Cotswolds to use its public transport to explore the area.

Jonathan Davies, president of Cirencester Chamber of Commerce, said: "If they have developed a plan that will mean people can get to the Cotswolds on more reliable and more regular services it has our support."

Cotswold hotel guests are likely to be tempted to make a trip to the area next month when The Open racing tournament gets underway between November 12th and 14th 2010.

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