Carnet tickets

A ‘win-win’ project that benefits rural passengers, local businesses and the railway

Tamar Valley Line
2004 – present
Great Western Railway Local businesses
Highly commended, Small Scale Innovation
Railway Innovation Awards 2006

Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the carnets in 2014

The Partnership runs a successful Carnet ticket scheme on the Tamar Valley Line.

Each Carnet is a book of five discounted Anytime Day Return tickets sold through local post offices. They can be used on any train, in either direction, up to a fixed expiry date.

The available Carnets are:

  • Gunnislake/Calstock – Plymouth
  • Bere Alston/Bere Ferrers – Plymouth

Following their introduction in 2004, sales of the carnets rocketed and quickly accounted for a fifth of all journeys made on the line. The scheme provides a convenient way for local residents to buy tickets, and gives people an extra reason to use and support their local shops.

The Partnership also ran a carnet scheme on the Tarka Line until 2018.

Prices and where to buy