Dartmoor Line

Another award for Okehampton station

12th December 2023
Okehampton station has won another award, scooping the Community Award at the National Railway Heritage Awards in a ceremony held in the City of London last Wednesday. The award was for the heritage restoration of the main station building which was part of the overall Dartmoor Line reopening work. Read more

Ribbon cutting to mark completion of Okehampton station heritage restoration project

21st December 2022
Richard Westlake cuts ribbon at Okehampton station
Project partners, funders and former railway staff gathered at Okehampton station today to mark the completion of the station heritage restoration project, part of the overall Dartmoor Line reopening work. Former train driver and County Councillor Richard Westlake cut a ribbon to open the heritage display in the old booking office. Read more

Destination Dartmoor activity day

15th September 2022
Okehampton station
On Saturday 24th September, Okehampton station will be the setting for Destination Dartmoor, an event celebrating the history of the railway and Dartmoor through film, photography and art. Running from 10 00 until 16 30, the event will feature a number of pop up events throughout the day as well as guided walks from the station.   Read more

Dartmoor Line wins national award

14th December 2021
Dartmoor Line partners with the award (9th December 2021)
At the national Community Rail Awards, held in Southampton on Thursday 9th December, the Devon & Cornwall Rail Partnership, GWR and Network Rail won the ‘Best Communications’ category for their work to inform people about the reopening of the Okehampton-Exeter line and to involve the community. 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

It’s official – Dartmoor Line to reopen!

19th March 2021
GWR train at Okehampton station
Fantastic news – communities and passengers are to benefit from the reopening of the railway between Okehampton and Exeter as a result of the Government’s ‘Restoring your Railway’ initiative. Following confirmation of government funding, services are expected to restart later this year on the 14-mile stretch of railway – known as the Dartmoor Line – for the first time in almost 50 years, providing a regular, daily passenger rail service between Okehampton and Exeter. Read more