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Britain in Bloom success at Newcourt » click to view full story

We are delighted to report that Newcourt Station was awarded a Level 5 – Outstanding from Britain in Bloom.  Congratulations to Tony Parker for this recognition of his hard work.

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GWR Timetable Change » click to view full story

Changes to GWR timetables came into effect on 1st January 2018. The Avocet Line timetable is available here and downloadable timetables for the rest of the GWR network here. For the first time for a number of years the Avocet … Continue reading

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Department for Transport Consultations » click to view full story

The Department for Transport has launched a consultation seeking views on the future of the Great Western franchise. A copy of the consultation document can be found here. In particular the consultation asks questions about how services can be improved, … Continue reading

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Planned engineering and other disruption » click to view full story

Although the major engineering work planned for Christmas and New Year is now complete, there are still engineering works planned over the next few months. So please check here for updates.

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10th Anniversary AGM » click to view full story

ALRUG celebrated the 10th anniversary of its founding at the Annual General Meeting on Monday 16th October 2017. Members gather for the AGM (photo – Christine Chittock) 55 members attended the meeting at the Globe Hotel in Topsham. President, Tony … Continue reading

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Wildlife around the Exe » click to view full story

It is now the time of year when many winter migrants are arriving in our area. Why not use the train to visit local wildlife centres? For more information about what to see and where to see it, including links … Continue reading

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National Community Rail Awards » click to view full story

We are delighted to announce that the Seize the Sunday Marketing campaign, which was launched to promote the new half hourly Sunday service on the Avocet Line in 2016 was judged Best Marketing Campaign at the National Community Rail Awards. … Continue reading

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Farewell to SouthWest Trains » click to view full story

Saturday 19th August was the final day of operations for SouthWest Trains (SWT). As from Sunday 20th August services will be operated by the new franchisee, South Western Railway.  A farewell supplement has been produced by SWT which can be … Continue reading

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Recent disruption » click to view full story

If you have suffered disruption to a journey recently in the Avocet Line you may be interested to read our latest poster (please click on the link below) which includes an explanation from GWR. NB Jul 17 Web

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Electric Bikes » click to view full story

Electric bikes are now available for hire at certain venues in the Exeter area, including at Exeter Central and Digby & Sowton Stations. Other venues are planned across the City. For more information about the scheme, and how to hire … Continue reading

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