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More CCTV at Barnstaple station

8th December 2021
Additional CCTV cameras have been installed at Barnstaple station in a joint project with the Stationmaster’s Cafe there. 12 new high quality CCTV cameras and a recording system have been installed, improving coverage of the perimeter of the cafe and station.Where Read more

New interactive history trail launched in Crediton

8th December 2021
A new interactive history trail has been launched in Crediton with the aim of encouraging more visitors to the town by train.  The trail has been put together by the Turning Tides Project which is based in Crediton Station Tea Rooms.The Read more

The Dartmoor Line joins the community rail family

2nd December 2021
After nearly 50 years and amid great celebrations, the Dartmoor Line between Exeter and Okehampton in Devon reopened to regular, daily, year round services on Saturday 20th November. The line is the first to be reinstated under the government’s Restoring Your Railway initiative. Read more

New “Welcome to the Tamar Valley Line” maps

25th November 2021
Attractive new “Welcome to the Tamar Valley Line” maps have been installed at Plymouth and Gunnislake stations. The maps aim to inspire days out using the train. Local artist Ian Pethers who lives close to Gunnislake station drew the maps with additional design work undertaken by local firm Graphic Words.  Read more

Bere Alston old signalbox restored for Scouts’ potting shed

1st November 2021
The old signalbox at Bere Alston station has been restored, thanks to a Devon & Cornwall Rail Partnership project. The signalbox is of historical significance and dates from the opening of the Plymouth – Lydford line in 1890.  The line north of Bere Alston closed in 1968 and two years later, the line from St Budeaux was singled resulting in the closure of the signalbox itself on 7 September 1970. Read more

New Looe Valley Line Heritage Centre opens at Liskeard station

1st November 2021
A new Heritage Centre for the Looe Valley Line has opened at Liskeard station. The centre is in three rooms in the Liskeard & Looe Railway Building which is on Platform 3.  The building dates back to the 1901 opening of the line into Liskeard from Coombe Junction which saw Liskeard and Looe linked by rail for the first time. Read more

Improved passenger information at four Cornish rail stations

21st December 2020
Next Train Information screen at Lostwithiel station
Next train departure screens have been installed at four Cornish rail stations to improve passenger information thanks to a partnership between Great Western Railway and the Devon & Cornwall Rail Partnership. The £38,000 project has seen screens installed at Looe, Lostwithiel, Newquay and St Ives stations.  Read more

Showing the way on the Tarka Line

31st March 2020
Two pieces of colourful artwork, Direction of Travel signs, have been installed at Tarka Line stations, one at Copplestone, the other at Umberleigh. The artwork was designed by Exeter College of Art students Jasmine Liu and Estha Ferris.  Jasmine designed the sign at Copplestone station and Estha the sign at Umberleigh. Read more

Back to the 50s at Perranwell

26th March 2020
Perranwell station on the Truro – Falmouth Maritime Line has gone back to the 50s with brand new replica heritage signage from the period. The chocolate and cream British Railways Western Region signs were one of the aspirations of the very active Friends of Perranwell Station, following in the footsteps of their counterparts two stations down the line at Penmere.  Read more