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Special Okehampton to Weymouth September 14th - Ticket are now available!

The tickets for the Weymouth train are now on general release.

Crucially the train calls at Crediton (dep.0850 and arr. back at 1842) and at Exeter St D (dep.at 0908 and arr. back at 1831)

Anyone who buys a ticket and who lives in the catchment area of the line, will be added to the database.

Click to order tickets - Std Class


Original Announcement 

We can confirm that we have a trip to Weymouth arranged for September 14th. We are waiting for confirmation of the route. However we wanted you to be aware so you can pencil it in.

OkeRail Forum in partnership with Great Western Railway and Dartmoor Railway are planning to run an express passenger train from Okehampton Station to Weymouth on Saturday 14th September.

The outbound train will stop at Dorchester West to drop off passengers but will not pick up on the return journey.

Passengers visiting Dorchester must make their own way from Dorchester South to Weymouth to board the return train to Okehampton which leaves at 16.26. There is a frequent train service on this route.

The train will depart from Okehampton at 0815 hours and arrive back at 1930 hours giving almost 5 hours in Weymouth.

Our Fares 
The fares are £37.00 return standard class with children at half price (£18.50) and First Class tickets £52.50 adult / £26.25 child.

Keep an eye here for details of how to buy tickets.

Just to warn you, there will be less seats than previous trains so it will be first come first served.

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Bus service linking communities to Okehampton Summer Sunday train service

Tuesday, 28 May 2019 - Community News Times reporter by Times reporter editorial@tavistock-today.co.uk A new bus service will link Lydford, Brentor, Tavistock and Gunnislake Station to Okehampton’s Summer Sunday trains. There are two round trips each Sunday until September 8, allowing people to take the train from Exeter and Crediton and make a day trip by public transport to Dartmoor destinations other than Okehampton. Similarly, Plymouth people will be able to do the same via Gunnislake. Those travelling on the bus to Gunnislake Station will be able to connect with trains on the scenie Tamar Valley line to Calstock and Plymouth. The buses also offer the opportunity to do a circular trip around Devon, with travel one way via Dartmoor and the other via the main line through Dawlish. In addition, they provide a new Sunday public transport option for local residents in Brentor, Lydford and Mary Tavy. The bus is deemed a tourist service so concessionary and free passes will not be valid. Local fares will be available between all stops. Funded by CrossCountry via their Community Engagement fund, the service has been organised by the Devon and Cornwall Rail Partnership and is operated by Plymouth Citybus.

Tavistock Railway Closure Commemorative Walk and Talk

Tavistock Walk and Talk on 5th May 2018

The restoration of our train services is 
relatively cheap, crucial and feasible

Interested members of the public on Tavistock station - still waiting  after 50 years!

 “What a day! The organisers did a fantastic job. However the commemoration was both a sad and an happy event. Sad in that so much magnificent railway structure was destroyed  in 1968 but happy in that it will be just a matter of time before it is reinstated. The Secretary of State, Chris Grayling has ordered that the initial  Okehampton to Exeter services be restored as soon as ‘reasonably possible’. The next to be restored has to be the Tavistock to Gunnislake line -  followed finally by the 21 miles stretch between Okehampton and Tavistock. This will complete, the ‘Northern Route’ between Exeter and Plymouth. Depending on the contactor the cost of the entire restoration could be as little as the cost of just two miles of the HS2.

As of 5th May 2018 over 100,000 people in West Devon and North Cornwall have not access to regular train services for 50 years. This  has held back the region, destroyed businesses and a left Plymouth with a single weather dependent route running along a beach in places!

The restoration of our train services is cheap, crucial and feasible. For more information go to www.prg.2day.uk or Peninsular Rail Group  on Facebook. Join the campaign for your sake and your children’s sake”

Richard Searight Founder / Chair of Peninsular Rail Group

Notices  advertising the Commemorations

Tavistock Railway Closure Commemorative Walk

05 May 2018

In May 1968 the last train left Tavistock and the town’s link to the national railway network was severed. To mark the anniversary of closure, railway history author and photographer Stephen Fryer is leading a guided walk with a rare opportunity to see inside the old station building and hear how 2,000 navvies overcame the challenges of building 76 bridges, six viaducts, three tunnels and numerous cuttings as we explore a section of the old railway track. Meet outside Tavistock Town Hall at 2.00pm on Saturday 5th May.

Tickets cost £5 on the day (under 16s free)


Tavistock Railway Closure Commemorative Talk

United Reformed Church, Russell Street Tavistock

05 May 2018

With talk of the railway returning to Tavistock, here is a rare chance to find out more about how the railway arrived first time around almost 120 years ago, and how the town was cut off from the UK railway network half a century ago on 5th May 1968. Railway author Stephen Fryer will talk about the building of the line, while Bernard Mills will share his memories and anecdotes about his early career as a railwayman at Tavistock – this promises to be a fascinating and highly entertaining commemorative talk. United Reformed Church (Russell Street) on Saturday 5th May at 7.30pm.


Tickets cost £5 on the door (under 16s free)

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