A new partnership between Devonport Royal Dockyard and the Railway

Devonport board

New history boards have been installed at Devonport, Dockyard and Keyham stations as part of a partnership between Devonport Royal Dockyard and the Railway aimed at encouraging more Dockyard employees to commute by train.

As part of the project, directional signage to Devonport station has been improved and Babcock have installed rail information within the Dockyard itself.

Recently GWR added a new early morning service from stations in east Cornwall to Plymouth calling at the three stations nearest to the Dockyard Gates, Devonport, Dockyard and Keyham.  The train leaves Par at 06 19 and calls at all stations to Plymouth.    

The history boards have been researched and designed by Babcock International, each one being tailored to the particular station it is located at.  They feature some fine photographs from the Dockyard’s archives.  The boards and new signage are part of a partnership between Babcock International, the Devon & Cornwall Rail Partnership and GWR.  A grant from the Community Rail Development Fund, obtained by the Rail Partnership, made the project possible   The Community Rail Development Fund is a joint initiative of the Department for Transport and the Community Rail Network.

The history board at Keyham station.