East Devon Line

Whimple Primary School’s great “Welcome to Whimple” artwork

14th February 2024
Passengers using or passing through Whimple station on the East Devon Line, the western part of South Western Railway’s Waterloo-Exeter route, will see a bright “Welcome to Whimple” artwork at the Exeter end of the station.The sign is the result of work by pupils at the adjacent Whimple Primary School in a project organised and led by the Devon & Cornwall Rail Partnership with the support of South Western Railway. Read more

Artistic Honiton station – new footbridge and shed artwork, plus town map

18th December 2023
in a project led by the Friends of Honiton Station, attractive new artwork has been installed on the inside of the station’s footbridge and a shed on Platform 1. In addition, an illustrated town map has been placed in the station forecourt. Read more

Large new namesign and garden installed at Pinhoe station

31st March 2023
Pinhoe Community Hub volunteers plant up the new sign and garden. Photo - Pinhoe Community Hub
A large new namesign and garden has been installed at Pinhoe station.The sign and garden have been installed by Network Rail Western Route for the Devon & Cornwall Rail Partnership, working with Pinhoe Community Hub, the station adopters.Bradford’s have supplied the bark chippings for the garden free of charge and plants have been funded by Pinhoe Community Hub, thanks to a grant from South Western Railway, and the Rail Partnership. Read more

Help for projects in East Devon – the East Devon Line Community Rail Fund

23rd November 2018
Vinyls at Honiton station
If you have an idea for a project at or relating to the East Devon Line or one of its stations, help is available, including money. The East Devon Line is the section of South Western Railway’s Waterloo – Exeter route in Devon and includes Axminster, Honiton, Feniton, Whimple, Cranbrook and Pinhoe stations. Read more

Promoting watching the Tour of Britain by train

6th September 2018
Cyclists on Tour of Britain - copyright Tour of Britain image library
To highlight the fact that both the start (Cranbrook) and finish (Barnstaple) of the Tour of Britain’s second stage were easily accessible by train, we ran a marketing campaign developed in consultation with our partners at South Western Railway and Great Western Railway. Read more

Second wave of posters designed by local youngsters at Cranbrook station

13th June 2018
Community unveils Cranbrook station posters
Last summer, Cranbrook station was transformed by the addition of colourful posters, designed by pupils and students from St Martin’s C of E Primary School and the Cranbrook Education Campus. To ring the changes, a second set of winning posters has just been installed. Read more

Great Scenic Railways website

3rd October 2015
CASE STUDY | Great Scenic Railways is the Partnership’s tourism-focused website, promoting the branch lines to more than 75,000 tourists and local day trippers each year.